Lalitha Bhagavatheeswaran

Lalitha Bhagavatheeswaran

Lalitha is Chair of the Board of Trustees and works as a Clinical Outreach and Engagement Manager at the BMJ in their Global Health & Global Health Security team. 

She has a MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a HBSc in Biology and Health Studies from the University of Toronto. Her interests are in health research, health systems strengthening and improving access to education for girls around the world. 



Lucie Collinson

Lucie is a Public Health doctor working in the NHS and for Public Health England. She is also an Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health Medicine with the National Institute of Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

She has clinical, public health and research experience in the UK and several countries internationally. She has worked in healthcare, academia, local government, health protection and with a number of non-governmental organisations.






Peter Jarrett

Peter Jarrett

Dr Peter Jarrett recently retired as a NHS consultant psychiatrist after almost 25 years' service.  

His career included work in the USA, family research, senior NHS management, the assessment of poorly performing doctors, junior doctor training, the education of clinicians to support patient safety and, more recently, the inspection of mental health services and work for the Mental Health Tribunal. 

His career has brought him face to face with social disadvantage and health inequalities, and to the political context in which these occur, while his experience as a movie- goer has shown him the educative power of documentary film.  


George Ransley 

George Ransley

George Ransley is a junior doctor working in London. Prior to life as a doctor, he worked as a theatre director in the UK and internationally. 

His primary interests are in neurology, public health, and how film can be used to communicate health
messages effectively.





Mike Rüb 

Mike Rüb is a medical student in his final year, currently working on his doctoral thesis on cinemeducation in Berlin. He is passionate to understand how feature films and documentaries can be used in medical teaching.

Mike was trained at Aarhus University, Seoul National University, Tokyo University and LudwigMaximilian University of Munich where he has been engaged as curator of the interdisciplinary and interprofessional medical cinema at the medical faculty since 2012.

In addition to his work on global health at the Center for Advanced Studies, he is part of a team developing a cross-faculty global health curriculum at Ludwig Maximilian University.


Shopitha Sivaranjan

Shopitha is a GP working in London who qualified from Bart’s and The London Medical School in 2011 and has a keen interest in global and public health. She completed her intercalated BSc in International Health at University College London and has just completed her Masters in Health policy, planning and financing at The London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

Shopitha has an interest in medical education and has examined and taught medical students , most recently on the Global Health BSc at Imperial College London.  Her affinity to storytelling and communication has developed from her practice and performance of Indian classical dance (Bharathanatyam) and her interest in medical journalism. 

Shopitha’s main interests within public health include health inequalities, social determinants of health and lifestyle medicine.


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