Ambassadors & Student Ambassadors

We have a growing and changing team of ambassadors but little admin time so this page rapidly becomes out of date. Nonetheless here are some of our fabulous and possibly former ambassadors.


Dr Ryan Eagle BMBS BMedSci

Current roles: Junior doctor

Ryan is a junior doctor working in the South West of England. He graduated from the University of Southampton with his medical degree and Bachelor of Medical Science, for which he undertook research into alcohol’s harm to others. Ryan is a believer in promoting equal access to healthcare and the impact of the individual in society.

Mayur Gami

Current roles: Surgical trainee

Mayur graduated from Norwich Medical School in 2018 after completing a BSc at the University of Warwick in Biochemistry. He now aims to complete his MSc in Surgical Sciences from the University of Oxford by 2023, have Medical Education PGCert from Anglia Ruskin University and start surgical training in the East of England this August. His passion is to bring the ideas around holistic care and its approach to surgery. He strongly believes there is a place for the 3 Ps in Surgical Practice, from optimising surgeons performance and well-being, being environmentally conscious in our behaviours in theatre and the consideration of patients from a holistic perspective, pre, peri and intra-operatively.

Anita Bolina BSc

Current roles: Junior doctor

Anita has just completed her training at Imperial College London and holds an intercalated degree in Pharmacology. Through her work as an ambassador, she aims to promote the importance of an integrated approach to medicine within medical schools.

Student Ambassadors

Anna Winthrop

Current roles: Medical Student

I am a fourth-year medical student at Cardiff University. I strongly believe that holism has a powerful place in medicine, it encourages us to correct a narrow clinical approach, acknowledge the complexity of illness and consider wider determinants of health. As a student ambassador for the BHMA, I hope to work with the team to spread the word about holistic healthcare and further its integration into our medical education and practice.

India Barrons

Current roles: Medical Student

I’m a 2nd year medical student from London studying at the University of Bristol. As a BHMA ambassador I aim to promote the importance of holistic healthcare and lifestyle medicine by increasing accessibility of information and awareness of its importance for other students predominantly through boosting the BHMA’s online presence and student outreach on social media.

Jared Spencer

Current roles: Food Science and Nutrition Masters Student

“My name is Jared Spencer and I am an International student at the University of Nottingham born and raised in the Caribbean Island of Barbados. I am in my final year pursuing an integrated Masters in Food Science and Nutrition. My main focus is the role food places in the cause, prevention and management of disease which is a part of a holistic approach to chronic illnesses.”

Jasmine Singh

Current roles: Medical Student

Jasmine is a 3rd year medical student at King’s College London. She is passionate about accessible healthcare and taking care where people are, overcoming cultural, social and economic barriers. She hopes to incorporate social determinants into treatment regimens, understanding the needs of the individual and the community.

Lucy Nicholas

Current roles: Medical Student

“I am a 3rd year medical student, intercalating in Experimental Pathology at Barts and the London. I have always believed in a compassionate and holistic approach to healthcare, which was strongly reinforced whilst I was working as a healthcare assistant during the covid-19 pandemic. I hope that by supporting the BHMA and my colleagues, I can help raise awareness and create discussions around a holistic approach to healthcare and its important role in our communities.”

Lydie Kitenge

Current roles: Medical Student, Widening Participation Officer & Youtuber

“The BHMA ethos resonate greatly with my passion for holistic care. Looking beyond the boundaries of defining individuals according to their physical illnesses has always taught me valuable lessons. Instead of belittling bad health to a single microorganism, holism acknowledges other diverse components that also play a role: environmentally, culturally and through social differences. This amazing role will allow me to create a long-lasting positive impact. It will not just help me with my development as a future healthcare professional, but also in my development as a person within society.”

Magathe Guruswamy BSc

Current roles: Medical Student

Magathe is a fourth year Medical Student at the University of Birmingham and holds an intercalated degree in Clinical Anatomy. Her interests include mindfulness meditation and psychological wellbeing, and she strongly believes a compassionate and holistic approach to healthcare is essential. As a BHMA ambassador, she aims to promote holistic care alongside the rest of the team to bring it to the forefront of medical education and practice.

Melissa Camila Duarte

Current roles: Medical Student

Melissa is a medical student with a passion for nutrition. She is particularly interested in the role of food and supplements on hormonal and psychological health. She combines her interests in psychology, spirituality and religion to explore topics such as wellbeing and personal development. In the future, Melissa plans to use her knowledge to influence public and community healthcare through a holistic approach.

Olivia Duff

Current roles: Nursing Student

I am a second year Adult Nursing student at King’s College London. I have a keen interest in Women’s Health and the inclusion of complementary and alternative therapies alongside western medicine. I am passionate about providing holistic care that encompasses all aspects of the individual. As an ambassador for the BHMA I hope to promote the concept of holism within nursing and the importance of integrative approaches to health and wellbeing.

Rishab Balaji

Current roles: Medical Student

Rishab is an intercalating medical student, between his fourth and fifth year of the MBChB program at the University of Birmingham. He is currently in the Masters in Public Health program, and is passionate about developing integrated care pathways to better the health of the population holistically. Rishab is an international student from Singapore and India, and finds remarkable potential in adopting a global medical culture to further the mental, social and physical wellbeing of our entire international community.

Usman Raja

Current roles: Medical Student

Usman is a current fourth year medical student at the University of Birmingham. He has a personal interest in medical philosophy, particularly regarding authentic reflection and the existential interplay between doctors and patients. Through his work with the BHMA, he hopes to contribute to the holistic medical education of his fellow students and the practice of patient-centred care.