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Sam Tweed

Sam Tweed

Student | United Kingdom, Ireland

MSc Public Health - Health Services Management stream

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Sam Tweed

Educational/professional background

I studied to become a medical doctor and completed my foundation clinical training in Aberdeen, Scotland. During this time I helped coordinate Students for Global Health, the UK's national student network for Global Health and worked on Public Health issues with the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA). I’ve completed research projects in epidemiology in the UK and at MRC Unit The Gambia as well as working with in the Public Health & Environment Department at WHO, Geneva. I was appointed an Honorary Lecturer at University of Aberdeen for my teaching on undergraduate and MSc Global Health programmes. 

Research interests or career goals

I am interested in communicable disease epidemiology with particular respect to global health inequalities and social marginalisation. In the future I hope to focus more on the intersections between antimicrobial resistance, health systems and economic deprivation. 

With my background as a clinician, I aim to pursue a career in Public Health Medicine guiding major public health programmes for multilateral agencies. I am also very interested in how global health issues are taught and communicated, where I hope to lecture not only on communicable disease but also humanities to medical and postgraduate students. 

Why I chose LSHTM/my course

I chose LSHTM because of the awesome diversity of projects and people here. In MSc Public Health fellow students have experience and perspectives from so many settings, it makes for a far richer and more expansive learning environment. The partnerships and collaborations of LSHTM are world leading and it's inspiring to study with future leaders in global health. 

The course itself is broad and flexible, with many options of streams and modules. Coming from clinical practice, I have gained so much by learning alongside others with different professional and academic​ backgrounds - a huge advantage of the MSc Public Health. 

I chose the Health Services Management stream as it allowed me to gain important new skills whilst building on the experience I had gained as a frontline health worker in the NHS. The course has been an excellent springboard for a career in Public Health both in the UK and internationally. 

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