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Meet the Team: MSc Integrated Global Health

Meet the friendly and multi-talented team behind the new MSc Integrated Global Health.

The unique online MSc Integrated Global Health postgraduate programme allows students to customise their learning experience and draws on electives from programmes across the University of Edinburgh.  

We invite you to meet the cross-talented team behind the new programme at the online open day on 27 May 2021 between 10-11 AM (BST). Reserve your place by emailing futurestudents@ed.ac.uk and the team will get in touch when registration opens up.  

Until then, here is a little overview of the fantastic achievements and areas of interest in the team.  

 

Dr. Ruth McQuillan 

Programme Co-Director 

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I have ten years’ experience in establishing, developing and leading online master’s programmes in global public health. I established our successful Master of Public Health online programme, leading it until the end of 2020, during which time it achieved external accreditation from APHEA (Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation). I led a successful bid for Data-Driven Innovation Health and Social Care investment in three new online MSc programmes. I co-lead one of these new programmes, the MSc in Integrated Global Health.  

I launched and co-lead UNCOVER (Usher Network of COVID Evidence Reviews), a collaborative evidence review service provided by staff, students, alumni and emeriti working together on a voluntary basis to respond to requests for public health evidence related to COVID-19. I co-lead an annual One Health summer school, funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and held alternately in Uganda and Rwanda. Prior to working in academia, I had a career in NHS management and international development.   

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family (husband, three grown up kids and two cats), swimming in the cold North Sea, running in the hills with my husband, skiing (not very well) when there’s an opportunity, knitting, and making mandolin cases. 

 

Dr. Su Goopy 

Programme Co-Director 

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I am the programme co-director for the Master of Science in Integrated Global Health and have been involved in its design and realisation. Originally from Australia, I spent my youth there and then, like many Australians set out to discover the world beyond our shores.  

I joined Edinburgh in 2020. I have more than 25 years’ experience in research and teaching in Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, and Italy. Through my varied experiences, I have come to appreciate the value of integrated approaches and understanding of health and well-being.

I am very excited to be a part of this new programme, especially as it gives us a wonderful opportunity through teaching to explore ways to open new dialogues around health and well-being and revisit old discussions from new perspectives. 

I enjoy spending time near the sea, going for walks and collecting shells. I relax best when doing something with my hands - this might be making music, taking photographs, sewing, or cooking. When I have the time, I enjoy reading and writing poetry. 

 

Suzanne Newall 

Programme Administrator 

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I completed an MA in Sociology followed by a PG Certificate in Community Education at Moray House, Edinburgh. I have worked for several years within health, social science and education, running projects for child and adult education projects.

I have enjoyed supporting service users including young carers, those at risk from exclusion in education, refugees and those with additional needs such as disabilities, mental health issues and/ or substance use. 

With a keen interest in people, health, and a love for organisation, I very much enjoy my role as programme administrator which combines all three. My role involves all aspects of supporting students and staff in the non-academic running of the programme and I am often known for having a trusty notebook by my side. 

In my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog, cycling and spending time with family and friends. I love travelling and learning about and experiencing other cultures – particularly the food! Along with a bit of sunshine. 

 

If you have any questions about this programme, please email futurestudents@ed.ac.uk or if you’re ready to read details about the programme and start your application, please visit the Degree Finder page here.  

The MSc Integrated Global Health team look forward to connecting with you online soon! 

 

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