Sneha SircarStudent | Full-time | United Kingdom, Pakistan
MSc Public Health – General streamContact Sneha Sircar
I graduated in 2019 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science. Having developed an interest in the research-policy nexus during undergraduate study, I took a year out to gain professional experience. I first interned at Kawasaki UK, a charity aimed at raising awareness of the inflammatory condition. Here I was involved in producing literature reviews and liaising with local health practitioners to ensure dissemination of new findings. I also interned at UCL IQPath, the university’s clinical neuropathology facility. While I enjoyed my time here, I came to realise I was drawn to a more dynamic workplace in the health policy area.
Research interests or career goals
My current interests lie in pandemic preparedness and – allied to this – combating vaccine misinformation. I am presently trying to decide between pursuing a PhD and conducting academic research, or taking on a health policy role in the public or third sector.
Why I chose LSHTM/my programme
I was drawn to LSHTM for the wide range of modules on offer; no other Public Health master’s grants the possibility to study so many topics! At LSHTM, I am able to study more traditional disciplines like health economics and communicable disease epidemiology, as well as medical anthropology which is totally new to me.