Olivia Loy

I am a Foundation Year 2 Doctor and Representative currently working at the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust. Originally from Northern Ireland, I moved to England to study medicine at the University of Bristol, where I also achieved First Class Honours in an intercalated BSc in Global Health. Inspired by the incredible women who have gone before me, I have devoted much of my time to projects that champion gender equality within the healthcare profession. These include campaigns to raise awareness of gender discrimination and providing teaching on how to tackle this issue, with the aim of creating long-term change in the NHS. 

I am passionate about migrant and refugee health and have been building my CV to support working abroad with Médecins Sans Frontières. This includes conducting research projects in Kenya and providing healthcare at refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk. Outside of medicine, I love to go cycling, running and dancing. I also enjoy reading and have an interest in geopolitics.  

I have always been a great admirer of the MWF and look forward to furthering the fantastic work of the organisation as Junior Doctor Representative of the South East Region.