Caitlin Pley

Policy Associate

Caitlin Pley holds a Bachelors in Pharmacology and Medical Sciences from the University of Cambridge and is currently in the fifth year of my medical degree (MB BChir) at the University of Cambridge. She looks forward to pursuing further study in global public health upon completion of her medical degree.
Caitlin has conducted research predominantly on the intersection of tobacco control and trade, and has completed smaller projects in organ donation policy, intensive care medicine, and pharmacology. Her advocacy work at the national and local level, through the organisation Students for Global Health, concentrates on important issues in the UK, such as homelessness, antimicrobial resistance and health inequalities. She has also advocated for health issues on the global level with the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations, who she is representing as a delegate at both the WHO Executive Board meeting and the World Health Assembly. As part of the preWHA Organising Committee, She is also organising the youth workshop that takes place before the World Health Assembly and leading the IFMSA delegation during WHA. In terms of policy work, Caitlin has completed an internship at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign, where she worked on diverse projects, including access to the HPV and pneumonia vaccines, and campaigned for changes to the patenting of pharmaceuticals in the EU. Caitlin has also written two policies for Students for Global Health, on access to legal and safe abortions, and on the role of universities in access to medicines. Finally, she holds academic posts at the University of Cambridge, which include supervising undergraduates in their second and third years in the subject of pharmacology and sitting on the public health and global health teaching committees of the university.

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