LinkedIn Pieces


As part of the HLA scholarship, scholars are asked to produce a written piece for publishing on LinkedIn. This is overseen by our fantastic editing team and the work produced covers a huge variety of subjects both within medical leadership and beyond. Click below to read some of our scholar’s pieces.

Our Scholar’s Pieces

2019-2020 Scholars

Jenna Hussain – Is Medical School hard?
Nandi Mnyama – Medic privilege
Jade Okene – The Boldness of Curiosity: Navigating Leadership
Amelle Ra – SavingSkin
Hiba Khan – Leadership in Practice
Caroline Heuschen – Balanced Bikes
Rosie Spooner – A Quick Guide for Health Professionals on Political Action for Climate Change
Rebecca Yates – What’s luck got to do with it?
Elaine Winkley – To do no harm – let’s make the NHS a greener employer for future generations
Geeth Silva – RESPECT & The NHS

2018-2019 Scholars

Liam Carr – Resilience in Healthcare: A Warning and a Challenge
Jessica Lee – Effective clinicians – the need to understand the NHS to help mould it
Jessica Rees – Twitter: a professional vehicle for leadership
Andrew Nanapragasam – Collaboration is Key
Aisha Tahira – Thoughts on moving through training…a work in progress
Pooja Jassal – Holding the knife vs a family life
Chloe Gimbuta – A more flexible future for postgraduate medical training
Daniel Huddart – Leading others through Medical Education
Eleanor Budge – The F3 epidemic
Alexander Zargaran – The future of healthcare innovation: beneficence or non-maleficence?
Qasim Ali – What do you want to be when you grow up?
Rille Pihlak – Service vs education- who wins in postgraduate training?
Colin Hill – Should Medical Leadership be ‘Taught’ at an Earlier Stage?
Sonia Ike – Resilience: Yes, ‘that’​ word again
Christian Eichhorn – What I wish I had known about getting involved in research as a medical student
Ali Alam – What can we learn from health leaders in developing countries?
Sida Mao – Why Failure Should Be Taught at Schools
Emma Hawthornthwaite – Workplace Incivility
Lidija Rakic – Diversity in medicine
Ilse Blomberg – When do we learn to take the lead?
Bilal Abou El Ela Bourquin – Improving Healthcare Outcomes: My Medical Elective
Ellen Meredith – Is Resilience Always a Good Thing?
Josephine Elliott – Marathon Mentality

2016-2018 Scholars

Jim Determeijer – The Art of Failure
Sagheer Hanif – If We Want Change, We Must Lead
Katherine Maskell – What even is public health?
Ratan Gor – Integrated Care: What Medical Professionals Need to Know
Jessica Court – Women in Healthcare Leadership – their advice for those at the start of their career
Dina Saleh – Let’s talk about death

Our Editing Team

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Ratan Gor

Project Co-ordinator

I was part of the second cohort of HLA scholars and my interest in writing lead me to continue as an editing lead for future scholars. I’m currently a junior doctor in London with a keen interest in intensive care medicine and anaesthetics. Outside of work I am passionate about nature and the environment. I also do my best to stay healthy and some would say I play a scary amount of golf.

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Katherine Maskell

HLA editor

I am currently a Junior doctor in Manchester having graduated from Brighton & Sussex Medical School, where I also undertook a Masters in Public Health. I was in the second cohort of HLA scholars where my project at the time, involved medical leadership and management teaching in the undergraduate curriculum – a cause that I am passionate about; even more so since I graduated. I have yet to decide on the medical specialty I’ll pursue but whilst I decide, I enjoy baking cakes!

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Tomisin Otenigbagbe

HLA Editor & Communications Fellow

I am currently a medical student at the University of Leeds. Following an intercalated degree in Management, I developed a keen interest in leadership in healthcare and joined the HLA accordingly, with the goal of developing this interest. In my free time I enjoy reading, travelling and exploring nature!

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Emma Hawthornwaite

HLA editor

I am currently working as a junior doctor in Newcastle and was part of the third cohort of HLA scholars. I am an aspiring vascular surgeon who aims to fill every second of her free time with exercise.

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Daniel Huddart

HLA Editor

I was in the third HLA cohort and am currently a final year medical student at Imperial. I will soon be working as an academic foundation doctor at St Thomas’ Hospital. I am passionate about medical education and leadership in healthcare. I organise and deliver lecture series; arrange mentoring schemes; and coordinate mock exams for Imperial’s Medical Education Society. I am also heavily involved in assisting students apply to medical school and regularly speak at national and international events on the subject. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, exploring London and visiting galleries.

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Eleanor Budge

HLA editor

I was a Scholar at the Healthcare Leadership Academy in 2018-2019. During my time as a scholar, I most relished meeting with my peers and hearing their ideas. In this role, I hope to facilitate scholars sharing their perspectives and encouraging open discussion. I am currently a junior doctor in London starting my Anaesthetic training. Outside of medicine I am an Audible and coffee addict in equal measure.