Judith McCartney

Nursten Award for Medical Studies, Yale University - Public Health

I am a doctor working in Scotland and training in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. I grew up in Glasgow, moving to Edinburgh to complete my MBChB. During university I developed a strong interest in Global health. Through a student run charity Edinburgh Global Partnerships, I participated in and led at committee level, projects in health and education in Africa. My project in Malawi was a defining experience, fundamentally and irrevocably framing the way I saw the world and the inequalities that exist in health care worldwide. Since qualifying, I have worked in critical care in Australia for three years, gaining extensive clinical experience of managing victims of major trauma. I then returned to the UK to complete the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Liverpool, subsequently living in Tanzania as part of a HIV research group. I am undertaking a Master’s at Yale School of Public Health, aiming to work within the NHS and contribute to service development nationally and in low to middle income countries. I love cycling, food and exploring new cities and alongside studying, I plan to hike, bike and eat my way around the beautiful New England coastline!