Leah graduated with a degree in Human Sciences from University College London in 2015. She then went on to obtain a master’s in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative research. Her past projects have focused on the feasibility of adolescent health screening in a London secondary school setting and risky sexual behaviours amongst divorced men and women in the UK. In addition, Leah has collaborated with a UCL team to update the WHO game ‘Walking Where Mrs X Walked’. Leah is passionate about women’s health, the non-governmental sector and increasing female participation in sport.
Roisin currently works in an education charity in the UK, project managing their English as an Additional Language programme; supporting teachers and schools with high percentages of students with additional language needs. She is a passionate believer that the most effective and efficient way to tackle the issues that the world currently faces, is through informative and quality education and information sharing. In her recently completed Master's degree she was introduced to a range of contemporary issues that disproportionately affect women; such as their disproportionate involvement with the informal economy, the gender imbalance in the distribution of aid and the struggle that many young women must face when attempting to access education at all levels. She hopes that the research and writing IWI produces will help to highlight and eventually eliminate the inequalities that women deal with daily across the world. Roisin is currently working on an IWI project on women in Syria and also writes for the Latinamericanpolitics.org website, focusing on Mexican and Central American contemporary political issues.