Aurelia India Neumark
Aurelia is a research coordinator in the Global Health Politics team at SUM. She is interested in global health issues, particularly HIV and AIDs, COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance. Her geographical interest is East Africa, having lived and worked in Kenya and Tanzania for a total of three years and being able to speak Kiswahili.
Aurelia coordinates several projects and groups, including:
- The PANPREP project, which explores how public-private cooperation became central to Norway’s approach to pandemic preparedness and response
- The SMARTCOVID project, which looks at mobile technologies and data in the COVID-19 response
- The Collective for the Political Determinants of Health
- The Global Health Unpacked seminar series
Aurelia holds an MSt. in Modern British History from the University of Oxford (awarded Distinction) and a BA in History from Durham University (awarded First Class Honours). Her masters thesis was titled 'A Gust of Plumes: rituals of power in Tanzania'.
Aurelia spent 12 years as a UK public servant, specialising in health. Roles have included:
- Project managing a £135m cancer centre build in collaboration with world-class oncologists, physicians and engineers
- Running the office of, and strategic advisor to, a senior Government Minister
- Developing the first NHS Constitution which sets out patient and staff rights in England
- Managing the paediatric department at one of the largest healthcare trusts in the UK