Chair & Co-Founder
MBBS, MPH, DRANZCOG, FRACP
Lloyd is a specialist General & Acute Care physician with expertise in medical education, non-profit governance, change management and global health. Lloyd holds appointments as Clinical Fellow at University of Melbourne and International Partnerships and Programs Coordinator at Project Everest, creating knowledge partnerships to build sustainable social impact. He is a former Director of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is a Fellow of Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program and recipient of the ADC Forum Australian Leadership Award.
Rangi De Silva
Director of Programs
B.Sci, MBBS, Adv. DRANZCOG
Rangi De Silva is currently training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Having completed Medicine at Melbourne University and undergraduate studies in Science at Monash, she has undertaken development and clinical work in Uganda, Sri Lanka and remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Rangi is also the Curator of the World Economic Forum Melbourne Global Shaper Hub, the Health and Medicine Work Group Leader at The Henley Club and a member of the Make Poverty History co-working group.
Director, Organisational Development
BA(Hons); MA (Hons)
Gillian is a Director with Social Ventures Australia, a social purpose organisation that works with partners to improve the lives of people in need. Gillian sits in the consulting team, specialising in delivering strategy and impact measurement advisory services to not-for-profits, government and corporate foundations.
Gillian is passionate about global health having spent several years working in HIV/AIDS with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in both Jamaica and Haiti. She then moved on to work with Tony Blair’s Africa Governance Initiative as a strategic advisor to the Ministries of Finance in Rwanda and Sierra Leone before settling in Melbourne.
Director of Community
Amelia is a social impact consultant with experience working in strategy, research and communications in New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne. She is currently a consultant in the health and ageing team at strategic communications agency, Ellis Jones, working to build positive change within and between organisations and audiences. She is also completing a Masters of Environment at University of Melbourne.
MBBS, BMedSci (hons), Bsc Econ & Dev (ongoing), MPH (ongoing)
Naveen is a 2017 Westpac Future Leader Scholar and candidate for the Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne and the Bachelors of Economics and Development at the University of London. He has previously worked as a medical doctor at Monash Health and been an intern at the World Health Organisation and the Lancet. He convened the 2015 Global Ideas Forum and has been involved with several other major events including AIDS2014, the World Cardiology Congress and the World Health Summit.
Design Jam Program Officer
Jess is a physiotherapist who works in a combination of clinical private practice work and university lecturing. Jessica has a keen interest in global health and has spent extensive time working in various projects overseas in Africa and South America, and completed an internship with the Malawi Embassy at the UN. She continues to pursue this area of interest in global health through her involvement in Global Ideas and project work with Universitas 21. She is passionate about creating meaningful learning opportunities in the global health area that focus on sustainability and capacity building.
Design Sprints Co-ordinator
Aidan is a medical student currently working on a PhD at The Ritchie Centre for women and children’s health, with experience in medical education, global health and conference convening.
Aidan’s passion lies in empowering local students and professionals to improve the health of their communities. As President of Friends4Fiji, Aidan leads a partnership between medical students at Monash University and the University of Fiji that aims to improve health outcomes via material aid donations and shared learning opportunities.
He convened the global health conference Change x Unzipped in 2016, and in addition to his work on Global Ideas Forum in 2017 he is convening the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Victorian Clinical Science Symposium.
MBBS (Hons), MPH [ongoing]
Cassie is a junior doctor working at Eastern Health, Melbourne, and is currently completing a Masters of Public Health through Flinders University. With an interest in emergency medicine, Cassie is passionate about improving healthcare access to all people. She also has an interest in gender equity and refugee health, and currently volunteers for The Water Well Project.
BSc/BA(Hons), MIR (Ongoing)
Andrea is a product specialist for a medical device company. She is also currently studying a Master of International Relations at the University of Melbourne, focusing on the interaction between trade, economic development and public health. In her spare time Andrea is an avid traveler, enjoys hiking, skiing and occasionally dabbles in oil painting.
Pete Saunders is a digital and brand strategist with expertise in visual communication. He is currently the curator at World Economic Forum Melbourne Global Shaper Hub and co-founder/CEO of Health Delivered, leading a small team in building a platform to help dietitians manage at-risk Australians. He has recently worked as a senior strategist for education clients and at Health&, a revolutionary new health management platform. Other clients include Australian Catholic University, Mercedes-Benz, GMHBA Health Insurance, Selmar Institute of Education, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, The University of Tasmania, Almond Breeze and Sabco.
Nicole is an independent public health consultant with over ten years’ experience working in project management and behaviour change for various local, international and inter-governmental organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. She is currently based at a global health institute supporting community health, mental health and disability projects in India.
Originally from Melbourne, Nicole is passionate about building relationships across cultures and learning foreign languages. She has a growing interest in refugee health and welfare, and volunteers with an English Club for new migrants.
Labs Program Officer
BSc, MIPH, MBBS (Hons) [ongoing]
Emily is a final year medical student with a background in international public health. She was recently able to combine these interests through an internship at the World Health Organisation in Management of NCDs.
She is passionate about embracing innovation and technology to improve global health. She is a co-founder of HorusAI, a startup focused on reducing health inequalities using technology, and a co-founder of med_hack, a hackathon that aims to leverage interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle healthcare challenges. She is also passionate about educating and empowering medical students to get involved in global health – formerly acting as the academic director of Torque, a module convenor for AMSA Global Health, and a content creator for the AMSA Training New Trainers global health leadership program.
Marketing and Communication Manager
BASc, PGDip Health Promotion, PGDip Arts
Elissa is a communications professional with a background in health promotion who has spent over 10 years working in the health, not-for-profit, government and social enterprise sectors in both Australia and Canada. She’s currently a Communications Specialist at Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria as well doing freelance communications work.
Elissa has an enduring love of the written word and is passionate about improving health and social justice outcomes, particularly in the area of gender equality. .
MD (ongoing) & BBiomedSc
Nakul is an enthusiastic individual who loves meeting new people. I also enjoy travelling, playing & watching sports (in particular, cricket) and is always looking to diversify his experiences and interests. He has recently developed a strong passion for climate change activism as he believes it is the most pertinent threat facing our world. It is thus the shared responsibility of our generation to work towards building a better, cleaner and safer future, not only for ourselves, but for the generations to come.
PEOPLE & CULTURE
Co-Convenor, Global Ideas Forum
Hannah Galloway has become an enthusiast for global health and medical education throughout her medical degree at The University of Notre Dame Sydney. During this time she co-created AMSA Academy, an online educational platform for medical students. She is particularly passionate about gender equality, mental health and primary health care. This year she embarked on her internship at Western Health in Melbourne and is always looking for opportunities to bring about more equitable health for all.
MBBS, BMedSci (Hons), MHPol (Ongoing)
Kunal is a junior doctor and current Masters of Health Policy student with an interest in health systems and health economics. His past experience mainly lies within the realm of political advocacy and lobbying, having held advocacy-focused leadership roles in national and state-based organisations in his student days. He is currently President of the AMA Victoria Doctors-in-Training Subdivision. Kunal believes policy-makers must embrace innovation in developing a sustainable healthcare system for future generations.
MBBS (Hons), B. Med Sci, MPH&TM Candidate
Ashray is a basic physician trainee and student of public health & tropical medicine. He’s particularly passionate about environmental public health; understanding how our environment determines our health, and therefore how environmental protection is an opportunity for health promotion. He’s an active member and campaigner for ‘Doctors for the Environment Australia’ (DEA). In the past Ashray has previously completed an editorial internship at The Lancet journal as well as clinical research at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and is always looking forward to his next big adventure.