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Patrik Bachtiger

Patrik Bachtiger

M.B.B.S., Medicine (distinction), University College London Medical School
M.Sc. in Gastroenteroly and Hepatology (distinction), Queen Mary University of London
B.Sc. in Pediatrics and Child Health, University College London

M.R.C.P., Membership of the Royal College of Physicians Diploma

United Kingdom | T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health 

Patrik Bachtiger is a London-trained physician with a background in Acute Internal Medicine and Hepatology. He has conducted award-winning research into liver disease and is interested in influencing policy to ameliorate the disproportionate impact of viral, alcoholic and fatty liver disease on marginalized populations. As an MPH student in Health Policy, Patrik also hopes to build a macroscopic understanding of the crucial elements that forge effective healthcare systems.

Supratik Baralay

Supratik Baralay

M.Phil. in Greek and Roman History, Wadham College, University of Oxford
B.A. (Honours) in Literae Humaniores (Classics), Wadham College, University of Oxford

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Ancient History

Supratik is fascinated by the intersections of Greco-Roman, Near Eastern and Indian history. In recent years, he has been thinking about the understudied Arsakid Empire, which dominated the Near East from around 247 B.C. to A.D. 224. Through his doctoral work he aims to demonstrate that the Arsakid state should be understood as both Hellenistic and Near Eastern and therefore hopes to challenge the traditional division between ‘Classics’ and ‘Oriental Studies'. 

Matthew  Barfield

Matthew Barfield

M.Phil. in European Literature & Culture (French), Trinity College, University of Cambridge
B.A. in Modern & Medieval Languages (French and Spanish), Trinity College, University of Cambridge

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Ph.D. in French

While at Harvard, Matthew aims to consolidate his knowledge of early modern French philosophy, taking advantage of the expertise of Harvard’s outstanding scholars of that era. He also hopes to develop further his interest in twentieth-century and contemporary French thought.

Abby Buttle

Abby Buttle

LL.B (First Class Honours), London School of Economics.
BCL (Distinction), Wadham College, University of Oxford

United Kingdom | Harvard Law School, Master of Laws 

Abby is interested in how human rights can be used to bring about social change. At Harvard Law School she intends to deepen her knowledge in the areas of disability rights and capital punishment, as well as exploring alternative theoretical approaches to law such as feminist legal theory and critical race studies. In the future, she intends to work as a barrister as well as pursuing further doctoral studies.

Sophie Coulson

Sophie Coulson

M.E.Sci. (Honours) in Geophysics (North America), University of Liverpool

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Science, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Ph.D. in Geodynamics

Sophie uses theoretical predictions and numerical modeling to develop an understanding of the elastic and anelastic properties of the Earth. Her work involves modeling the mantle’s response to external forcings, such as glacial cycles, tectonic motion and orbital dynamics. She hopes this research in Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will lead to a career in academic research.

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Anas El Turabi

Anas El Turabi

M.Phil. in Clinical Science (Primary Care Research), University of Cambridge
B.M.B.Ch., Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford
B.A. (Honours) in Physiological Sciences, University of Oxford

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Health Policy 

Anas’s doctoral work uses data science to study aspects of primary care delivery, particularly continuity of care and the use of financial incentives for providers. He also undertakes work in global health, principally around the economics of infectious disease crises and global responses to pandemic risk reduction.

Joseph  Robert  Fitchett

Joseph Robert Fitchett

M.B.B.S., Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine
M.A. in Bioethics and Medical Law, St Mary's University College London
M.Sc. in Immunology of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

B.Sc. in Global Health, Imperial College School of Public Health

United Kingdom | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Doctor of Public Health 

Dr. Joseph Fitchett is a Frank Knox Fellow in public health and infectious disease epidemiology at Harvard University, focusing on the intersection of surveillance, rapid diagnostics, and vaccines to improve health. Until recently, Joe worked at the Gates Foundation in global policy, advocacy, and resource mobilisation for health. In this role, Joe was responsible for advancing the foundation’s bilateral partnerships with a number of EU donors, through joint programming and multilateral engagement, for vaccine delivery, polio eradication, family planning, and MNCH.

Allan Hennessy

Allan Hennessy

B.A. (Hons) in Law, University of Cambridge

United Kingdom | Harvard Law School, Master of Laws 

Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Allan Hennessy grew up in London. At HLS, Allan will specialize in political theory, human rights, international and comparative law; he is particularly interested in the concept of non-discrimination and the inadequacies of equality law frameworks to combat intersectional forms of discrimination. He is keen to explore the concept of ‘intersectionality’ in the context of disability rights law. After Harvard, Allan will return to the UK to start his pupillage with Brick Court Chambers, the leading set in the UK for human rights, EU and (international) commercial law.

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Rory Maizels

Bachelors (First Class Honours) in Cell and Systems Biology, New College, University of Oxford

United Kingdom |  John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Master’s in Computational Science and Engineering

At Harvard, Rory is looking to focus on aspects of computing and data science that can be applied to solving complex, large-scale problems in scientific research. Following his time in the States, he hopes to combine biological experimentation with the computational skills acquired at Harvard to find novel ways to try to understand the molecular mechanisms that govern cellular function and give way to disease.

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Emeka Okonji

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Surgery, B.M. B.Ch., University of Oxford
B.A. (Honours) in Medical Sciences, University of Oxford

United Kingdom | T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health 

Emeka is a British physician with a research interest in the molecular epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease. Whilst at Harvard, he will specialise in Quantitative Methods in order to design studies for testing novel hypotheses in this field. He welcomes the breadth of the MPH course at Harvard as an opportunity to study health policy, economics and international relations as a means of shaping national and international health strategy.

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John Park

MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
M.Th, University of Glasgow
M.B.Ch.B, University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, PhD in Population Health Sciences

John will pursue a PhD in global health to study how better to serve populations using a health systems approach.


Jake Rashbass

B.A. (Double First Class Honours) in Arabic and Russian, University of Cambridge
M.Sc. in Management, London Business School

United Kingdom | Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Policy 


At Harvard, Jake will explore solutions to policy challenges related to responsible international development and ethical foreign aid, with a focus on the Former Soviet Union and the Middle East. He is particularly interested in minority rights and in policy as a tool to institutionalize empathy. He has worked as a journalist in Moscow, Cairo and Istanbul, and in policy analysis at the United Nations in Geneva as well as at NGOs and think tanks in Jerusalem, Rabat, Moscow and London.