Fellows and Interns 学人与实习生

Incumbent Fellows

Dr. Elizabeth NEWNHAM
CCOUC Regional Fellow
(Since February 2013)

Elizabeth Newnham is a postdoctoral research fellow at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her work focuses on the psychological response of children and adolescents affected by war and disaster, and evidence-based intervention for trauma-affected youth.

Dr Newnham completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology and PhD at The University of Western Australia and has conducted work in Australia, Singapore, Sierra Leone, India and the United States. She holds a concurrent position at The University of Western Australia was recently awarded an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship. Dr Newnham is a CCOUC Regional Fellow investigating the mediating role of daily hardship in children’s psychological response to disaster in China.

Past Research Fellows
Ms. Cecilia CHOI
CCOUC Graduate Research Fellow
(2011 July to 2012 August)

Cecilia completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010 and her Master of Public Health in 2011 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is now working on the disaster case study series at CCOUC. Her research interests are disaster response and post-disaster capacity building. She is also responsible for developing health education protocols for centre work in rural settings.

Completed Projects:

  • Health education for population in a “Hui” Minority-based disaster-prone rural setting in Gansu province, China – International Conference on Global Health and Public Health Education (poster presentation)
  • A case study on the 2009 West Sumatra earthquake in Indonesia (working paper and seminar presentation)
  • A case study on 2011 Thailand flood – the worst flood in 50 years (working paper and seminar presentation)

Mr. Bryant HUANG
CCOUC Graduate Research Fellow
(September 2012 to March 2013)

Bryant received his undergraduate degree at the University of Miami in May 2012, where he completed dual degrees in neuroscience and international studies and earned departmental honors in both disciplines. His research focuses on integrating the natural and social sciences in order to examine the various intersections between science/medicine and environmental, political, economic, and sociocultural factors. Bryant currently serves as an Honorary Research Fellow at the CCOUC and is also in the process of applying for the Rhodes and Fulbright Scholarships.

Mr. Rinzin JAMTSHO
CCOUC Regional Research Fellow
(2011 July to 2012 August)

Mr Jamtsho is Head Deputy Secretary at the Public Grievance Redressal Office as well as a Political Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Completed projects:

  • Disasters in Bhutan: Glacier Lake Outburst Flood Disaster Mitigation (seminar presentation)

Ms. Barbara McCARTHY
CCOUC Graduate Research Fellow
(2012 April to 2012 August)

Barbara completed an MA (Hons) in Sustainable Development from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) with a focus in health geography. She has a background in mental health and worked in the States as a drug and alcohol counsellor before joining the Peace Corps as a health educator in rural Kyrgyzstan, where she taught reproductive health in local high schools. She is currently enrolled in the MSc Global Health Science programme at Oxford University where she focuses on maternal and child health. Her research interests include reproductive health and rights, particularly in the context of complex emergencies.

Completed projects:

  • The Adoption of Disaster Preparedness Behaviours in Two Remote, Disaster-Prone, Ethnic-Minority Communities in Mainland China (seminar presentation)

Ms. Jamie Rocio RODAS
CCOUC Graduate Research Fellow
(2011 July to 2012 July)

Jamie obtained her Bachelor of Arts from York University in Toronto, Canada, and a Master of Public Health from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also holds a position as a research support staff member at the Canada-based non-partisan organization called Research for Action, Policy Innovation, and Development (RAPID). Her research interests include disaster response, post-disaster capacity building, marginalized groups, and social justice in the developing world. Jamie speaks English, Spanish, and French.

Completed projects:

  • A case study on the 2011 Sikkim earthquake in Nepal (working paper and seminar presentation)
  • A case study on the internal conflict in Mindanao, Philippines (working paper and seminar presentation)

Dr. Rosamund SOUTHGATE 
CCOUC Regional Research Fellow
(2011 January to 2011 April)

Dr Rosamund Southgate is a British medical doctor training in Public Health Medicine in the UK. Since completing her MSc in Global Health Science at the University of Oxford she has worked for the UK Government’s National Health Service (NHS) in communicable disease control and health care public health in the Oxford region.  She has recently completed a secondment to the Government office for Oxfordshire (Oxfordshire County Council). In her spare time, Rosamund is co-lead for monitoring and evaluation for MedicineAfrica, an NGO that runs online clinical tutorials for doctors, nurses and students in Somalia and other African countries.

Rosamund is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at CCOUC. She is working on data on the health impacts of flooding on Hainan Island, the management of chronic disease following disasters and an international collaboration proposing to develop masters-level courses in disaster management.

Completed projects:

  • Human Security in Natural Disasters and Other Experiences of a Research Fellow at CCOUC (seminar presentation)
  • The ethics of allocating health relief in resource-deficient environments: A reflection from the “Ethnic Minority Health Project” Field trip to Hainan in March 2012 (working paper)

Selected publications:

  • Using science for disaster risk reduction: Report of the ISDR scientific and technical advisory group 2013 (Download)

Ms. Nicole YAN
CCOUC Graduate Research Fellow
(2012 March to 2012 August)

Nicole graduated from Northwestern University (USA) with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. After graduation, she worked as a research assistant in an Alzheimer’s research laboratory and as a clinical research associate at AbelsonTaylor, a pharmaceutical advertising agency. She later joined the Peace Corps and worked as a health educator, concentrating on maternal and child health, in the Sahara dessert of Morocco. Her passion for public health led her to complete an MPH at the University of Hong Kong, concentrating in health policy.

Nicole is interested in bridging the gap between the health experiences of everyday people, especially among vulnerable populations and the board room where policy decisions are made.

Related links:
Fellowship Programmes
List of previous NGO Fellows