Mukesh is Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester and Founder and Chair of the Manchester Global Foundation. He is Special Advisor to the World Humanitarian Summit, Chair of Nonviolent Peaceforce and Special Representative of the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity. He has wide experience in the policy and practice of international development, humanitarian affairs, human rights and diplomacy, with particular expertise in tackling crimes against humanity, conflict management, and in global public health.
Dr Charles is the inventor and founder of the ‘Lucky Iron Fish’ project, and currently acts as Vice President of Global Health at the Canadian Federation of Medical Students. After completing his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science in Canada, he had received a grant from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to carry out epidemiological health research in Cambodia. He then focussed on preventing iron deficiency, a severe issue in South East Asia, as a PhD project.
Josh started out volunteering on homeless food runs, but wanted to find other ways to bring about long-term change. He set up the Homeless Healthcare Society, in an effort to combine his background in medicine with a desire to help Manchester’s most vulnerable patients. The goal of the society is to educate tomorrow’s healthcare professionals in hopes of improving the care delivered to homeless individuals. Outside of his volunteer work, Josh is a current director of the famous Manchester Medics’ Panto, as well as enjoying long-distance running.