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What links: cigarettes, psoriasis and John Snow?


My name is Alex Trafford and I am a second year Epidemiology PhD student in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry. I have quite a diverse academic background for somebody in my field, being unsure of which subjects I enjoyed most at school and splitting my A-levels between the sciences and humanities. In my final undergraduate year studying Geography, I took part in a module looking at health geographies - during this time I came across the field of epidemiology, which combined aspects of science and humanities, and decided that this was the direction I wanted to go in.

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More to economics than money, money, money!


My name is Josefina Fabiani and I am a second year PhD student in Economics. I come from Argentina, South America, which may sound more familiar to those not that much into geography if I refer to it as the land of beef – specially asados – tango, Patagonia, football and of course Messi and Kun Agüero (not to get into politics and economics!).

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