Kimberley Guy

B/Sc Adult Nursing , University of Leeds
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Miriam Harmens

Student, University of York

Hello, I am Miriam. I am an undergraduate Laidlaw Scholar studying at the University of York. I am interested in developmental psychology and especially Autism Spectrum Disorders. Most of my work experience is based around children with developmental disorders, but also adults with acquired brain injuries. I hope to be able to progress in my studies to complete a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and my Laidlaw research project is in this field.
Colombe Mabboux-Fort

Student, University of York

I'm a third-year biology student at the University of York. I'm originally from Switzerland but came to the UK to continue my studies! I am particularly interested in human and medical biology. My Laidlaw research project focuses on the C-terminus of the Tmem184b protein that is involved in neurodegeneration. I aspire to be a great leader and a strong woman who can lead her team towards the goals we want to achieve!
Madeleine Atkinson

Undergraduate Scholar, University of Durham

Student at Durham University studying Social Sciences. Staff-Student Representative. Undergraduate Laidlaw Scholar.

My research interests include gerontology, dementia, the social model of disability, and the epistemology of health.

In my spare time I enjoy creative writing, poetry, and queer literature.

Samraggi Hazra

Undergraduate Scholar, University of Toronto

Hi! My name is Samraggi Hazra, and I am a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. I am pursuing a double major in International Relations and Ethics, Society, and Law, as well as a minor in Political Science. 

Shubhecchha Dhaurali

Student, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello all! My name is Shubhecchha Dhaurali (pronounced Sue-betcha Dur-all-e). I am a first-generation student originally from Nepal double-majoring in Community Health and Biology at Tufts University. My research is housed in the Tufts University School of Medicine with Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha who is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Medical School's Department of Community Health & Medicine. 

Samuel Brill

Student, Tufts University

Robyn Adams

Student, University of St Andrews

I'm currently 1/6th of the way to becoming a doctor šŸ‘©šŸ»ā€āš•ļø


Studying medicine at The University of St Andrews means not only a great uni but also beautiful surroundings 


I can research!

  • I have a First class degree in Biological Sciences
  • And a masters in Human Anatomy šŸ§ 


I can lead!

  • I am a current Laidlaw scholar
  • I'm an active member of the army reserves


I am interesting! (I swear)

  • Ask me what I'm reading just now
  • I love to wild swim šŸŠšŸ»ā€ā™€ļø
Lucas Maughan

Pharmacy Student, Trinity College Dublin

Hi! My name's Lucas Maughan. I'm a 3rd year pharmacy student and School Convenor at Trinity College Dublin. I have an interest in all aspects of pharmacy with particular interest in clinical, psychological and regulatory aspects. My research investigates household medication waste practices and associated consumer awareness, attitudes and behaviours in Ireland.

Lauren Pereira-Greene (she/her)

Medical Student, University College London

First year UCL medic with a particular interest in neuroscience and psychiatry. I am passionate about social equality and am the Co-Founder of a student-led widening participation group, DIMA (Diversity in Medical Education) @dimafoundation. I am fascinated by the interaction between health and culture, religion, history, politics, economics and the environment. 

Asha Mior

Student Researcher, University of Toronto

Hi there! My name is Asha, and I am a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, studying global health, political science, and psychology.  My Laidlaw research project is focused on determinants of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among minority populations in Canada, and potential approaches to vaccine outreach and education.  I'm always eager to chat about topics in global health, particularly those related to public health policy, planetary health, and social epidemiology! 

Adina Cazacu-De Luca

Student , Columbia University

Abhayjeet Singh Sachal

Student Researcher, University of Toronto

My name is Abhay, and I'm in my 2nd year at the University of Toronto. I'm doing a double major in Global Health and Peace, Conflict & Justice with a minor in Indigenous Studies.

My research topic relates to climate change and mental health. I'm hoping to study the impacts of climate change on the mental health of youth climate activists across Canada and then do the Leadership in Action track next summer to put some of the findings from this research into action!

Beyond Laidlaw, I'm a huge hockey fan (and player) and also love playing the piano [if you want to check out my piano page]!  I host a podcast called Different Boat, Same Storm (that's all about kindling empathy during the pandemic) and run a nonprofit - Break The Divide - that's all about creating personal connections and fostering empathy.

Matthew Djan

Undergraduate Student, The University of Hong Kong

Kobi Rassnick

Student, Cornell University

Hey, I'm Kobi (he/him) and Iā€™m an undergraduate Laidlaw Scholar studying Biological Sciences with a concentration in Animal Physiology at Cornell University. Iā€™m currently a sophomore from Ithaca, New York pursuing the pre-veterinary track, and my academic interests lie in veterinary medicine, genetics, and molecular biology. My research focuses on evaluating Holstein dairy cattle genomic data with the goal of identifying genetic regions associated with cattle health, dairy production, and disease resistance in order to inform cattle breeding and management decisions internationally. Outside of academics and research, I am passionate about traveling, sustainability, animals, and all things music.

Jeffrey Xiong

Undergraduate Student, Columbia University

I am a first-year student at Columbia University majoring in Biology and East Asian Studies. I was born in Canada but grew up with my grandparents in rural China much of my early childhood. I am very passionate about the intersection of science and society, with research interests in neuropsychiatric illness and modern Chinese politics.

Cesar Urzua

Student, Tufts University

Hello everyone, my name is Cesar Urzua and I am a current sophomore at Tufts University studying Biology and Child Study and Human Development. I am very excited to be a part of the Laidlaw Scholars Program and hope to be able to talk with so many other scholars soon. For my research, I will be focusing on brain response when presented to adverse childhood experiences, and how to possibly develop optimal strategies to combat chronic neural perturbations following these adverse childhood experiences. 

Alvalyn Dixon-Gardner

Student, Tufts University

I am an aspiring Clinical Psychologist, a second-year Psychology student at Tufts University, and a devotee of the arts. My interests consist of aiding in the destigmatization and reformation of mental health within Black and Brown communities. Another passion of mine is fighting for the prevention of child abuse as I continue to intern with Masskids, the Prevent Child Abuse chapter of Massachusetts. As a Laidlaw Scholar, my research coincides with my interests as I focus on how stereotypes, misrepresentation, and instances of erasure within the media impacts the socio-emotional and mental health of adolescents. The goal of this research is to further understand the problem then understand and navigate solutions. I hope to work with non-profits and other initiatives in the fight for mental health in underrepresented communities and would love to be contacted in support of these efforts.

Hayley Marsden

Trainee Educational Psychologist , University of Newcastle

I am a graduate of the University of York passionate about supporting learners with additional needs. I have experience working within a special education setting, supporting children with profound and complex needs as a TA and Assistant Educational Psychologist within a local authority. I am now training as an Educational Psychologist, completing my doctorate course with the University of Newcastle, UK. During my time as an undergraduate I studied the risk and protective factors of social and cognitive resilience in children with reading difficulties. I am currently working on this paper. As a graduate I was involved in the ParentChild+ project assessing the impact of a literature and play intervention for children who do not access nursery or pre-school facilities.

Imogen Catterall

Student Paediatric Nurse, University of Leeds

I am an Undergraduate Paediatric Nursing student at the University of Leeds and a Psychology with Criminology graduate. My Laidlaw research project will look at the MIMOS study (the effectiveness of Sexual Assault Referral Centres with regard to Mental Health and Substance Use: A National Mixed Method Study). My research aims to evaluate how the team undertaking the study have successfully implemented the values of the Survivors Voice "Charter for Engaging Survivors in Research".