Emanuele Mortara

MSc Public Health 2015

Property Negotiator at Foxtons


"I had a very good experience at GCU. I think the most important thing for a masters degree is the content of the course, but more than that I think is what it offers in terms of network and connections."
Emanuele Mortara

Having completed a BSc degree in Biotechnology in his native country of Italy, Emanuele sought to improve his English. Although he knew no one, he came to London and got a job in Tesco at the tills deliberately so he could work on his conversational skills. 

Emanuele has always had a passion for helping others, shown in his volunteer work as an Emergency Medical Technician during his studies. 

With a keen sense for networking, he noticed Antony Morgan, formerly the Professor and Programme Leader for MSc Public Health at GCU London, who previously worked for WHO which aided his decision to apply for the course. 

On the topic on Antony Morgan’s support, Emanuele said: “Thanks to the long experience in the field of Public Health of Professor Antony Morgan, the master in Public Health at GCU London has a superb boost up. Personally, he helped me to create a lot of important connections.” 

He completed two internships while a GCU student, one at NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) working with the Substance Misuse team, and the other at the World Health Organisation in Copenhagen, contributing to the Child and Adolescent Health Strategy.

Immediately after he graduated in late 2015, Emanuele secured a short-term role with Save the Children UK as a Consultant, conducting a review of the evidence around the Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness. 

In May 2016, he secured a role with the Health Policy Partnership as a Researcher. He made an impact improving health policies at a European level by working closely with the European Parliament and pharmaceutical companies. 

An ideal goal for Emanuele is to return to Italy and work for the Ministry of Health so he can contribute positively to health policies in his native country. 

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