Graduate secures World Health Organisation Placement

Professor Antony Morgan and Emanuele Mortara

Professor Antony Morgan and Emanuele Mortara

MSc Public Health student Emanuele Mortara, who graduates in November this year, has already been headhunted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

WHO were looking for a graduate in Public Health to support their work developing ways of monitoring the impact of the recently published European Child and Adolescent Health Strategy 2015-2020. The aim of the strategy is to enable children and adolescents in the WHO European Region to realise their full potential for health, development and well-being, and reduce their burden of avoidable disease and mortality.

Emanuele will contribute to this work by developing a range of indicators (of health and health related behaviours – for example on tobacco, drugs and mental health) that can be used to track progress over the next 5 years.

Emanuele started work on a short term contract with the Division of Non-Communicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-Course (DNP)” at the WHO Regional Office for Europe on the 16th September 2015. He will be based in Copenhagen.

Professor Antony Morgan, Programme Leader, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Emanuele and it’s well-deserved.”

This opportunity arose as a result of previous connections between Professor Morgan and WHO. Professor Morgan has worked on the WHO Health Behaviour in School Aged Children study for almost 20 years, in the context of his research interest in promoting the health and wellbeing of adolescents.

GCU London would like to wish Emanuele the best of luck at WHO and looks forward to welcoming him back for graduation in November.

To find out more about the MSc Public Health course at GCU London, please visit our course pages.

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