The Reach Alliance is thrilled to welcome a new cohort of global researchers and change makers from the University College London (UCL). The student researchers will investigate local interventions and provide actionable insights to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure no-one is left behind.
Kate Roll, Assistant Professor in Innovation, Development and Purpose at University College London, is excited about Reach’s growing partnership with the university.
“Working together with Reach and the University of Toronto has been great. They provide support for both us as the faculty mentors and provide a lot of support, activities, and connections for the students in the program,” she said. This year, five University College London students are investigating barriers to perinatal mental health services for refugees and asylum-seekers in Camden, London.
“This project will equip me with a skillset that allows me to explore this [case study] in a way that transcends but also compliments my curriculum as a medical student. I love the pragmatic student-driven approach especially with a strong focus on coaching, research design, and implementation” says Poppy Pierce, Reach researcher, University College London.
The Reach Alliance is looking forward to working alongside this group of talented students. For more information, about our 2021-22 University College London Reach researchers, visit their profiles here.