Lecturer selected for Healthcare Leadership Academy
22 August 2022
School of Health, Sport and Bioscience lecturer Arjun Wara, has been selected to join the Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) Scholars programme.
The scholarship is set up to develop and nurture healthcare leaders of the future.
After completing a rigorous selection process, Arjun will be joining the academy's cohort for the 2022/23 academic year.
Arjun is a lecturer for the Physician Associate course at UEL, where he teaches students using Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and medical simulation sessions.
To be a part of the HLA community is privilege and I am extremely grateful to be given this opportunity. I’m excited to embark on this new journey and begin my journey to becoming a good overall leader. I’m looking forward to making new friends/colleagues during this journey and I can’t wait to get started."
Founded in 2016, the HLA scholarship recognises healthcare students and professionals with proven leadership abilities and gives them the opportunity to take their leadership skills to the next level.
The HLA aims to inspire and support healthcare students and professionals to change the world of healthcare through leadership, one small step at a time.
Arjun studied Biomedical Science at St George's before returning to complete his postgraduate diploma in Physician Associate studies.
Since graduating, he has gone on to work in a range of medical specialities, including Oncology and A&E, before recently becoming a lecturer at UEL.
Alongside this role, Arjun volunteers and acts as an Ambassador for England as part of a global fan leader network for the FIFA World Cup 2022 to help promote this year's tournament.
The HLA Scholars programme was formed in response to demand from young clinicians and medical students to learn about leadership. The aim of the programme is to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals and develop their understanding of leadership.
Speaking about this year's cohort, Johann Malawana, director of the HLA, said, "After a rigorous and competitive application process, we are delighted to welcome Arjun Wara to our 2022-2023 HLA cohort. The pandemic has reinforced the need for leaders who inspire, listen and care. At a time of great global challenge, it is important that the next generation of healthcare leaders are motivated, inspired, and prepared in order to best look after the populations they serve. We look forward to seeing what this generation of Scholars achieve with the platform they are given through the HLA and its community."
As part of their role, Scholars are expected to develop a community project over the course of the one-year programme, with previous projects having reached national prominence, winning prizes, publications and presentations at national events including at the House of Lords.
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