Changing the conversation about health

Alison Zander

Alison is a first year graduate entry medical student and current Medical Society president at Swansea University. Her previous education includes a Batchelor of Science degree in Biology from University College, Durham, and a Master of Science degree in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Prior to her current studies, Alison has worked as a Medical Secretary in the National Health Service and as an Executive Assistant at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London. These experiences have enabled Alison to appreciate the interconnectivity of medical education, health professionals and environmental influences on patient care and outcomes. Having worked alongside the College of Medicine to organise the Summer School 2014, Alison wants to support their work to connect with and encourage healthcare students to think broadly and collaboratively to better health care.