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Previous hosts

Funmi Abari

Funmi Abari was a medical student at the University of Leeds and previous host for Humans of Healthcare (2019-2020).

A qualified chemist, TEDx speaker and often referred to as 'The Young People's Life Coach'.  

She is the founder of an international community platform dedicated to building resilient communities - The Empower Us Project and also the co-founder of student-led collective The Race Against Medicine.  

Funmi's political journey began at just 16, where national papers predicted that Funmi would serve our country as the first black, female, muslim Prime Minister following her historic public address in the House of Commons.  

Ten years on, she is now on a mission to marry medicine and global activism to serve communities in West Africa, through establishing resilient health systems and policies. 

Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson was an Academic FY2 junior doctor working at St James’s Hospital, Leeds and previous host for Humans of Healthcare (2020-2021). He studied Clinical Sciences at the University of Bradford and went on to study Graduate-Entry Medicine at the University of Birmingham graduating in 2019.  

Alongside his clinical work, Joe has a range of academic interests including neuroscience and critical care medicine. Joe is also passionate about teaching and has previously established and run a mentoring scheme involving 100 medical students. 

Amelia Websdale

Amelia was a previous host for Humans of Healthcare (2020-2023), she graduated from the University of Leeds in Medical Sciences in 2022 and is now a medical student at the University of Manchester. She also works as a clinical support worker in Leeds and a theatre HCA in the North West. Her interests lie in Cardiothoracic Surgery, and she is on the student committee for the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery UK & Ireland. Amelia enjoys participating in triathlons, reading and walking her dog in the Yorkshire dales.