Fanny Petermann-Rocha and Ryan Field are the IHW PGR reps for 2020/21. Student representatives feed into key decision making groups within the College of MVLS. Alongside your PGR conveners, they are an important place to take concerns and suggestion.
Fanny Petermann-Rocha is a dietitian from the University of Concepción, Chile, and she has a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the same university. Currently, she is a third-year PhD student in Public Health at the Uni sponsored by ‘ANID – Becas Chile’. Her PhD research is understanding the links between physical capability markers, sarcopenia and frailty with incidence and mortality using the UK Biobank study, but she is also interested in other topics such as diet, ageing, cardiovascular disease, and lifestyle. Fanny is also the deputy director of her Chilean research group ELHOC-Chile (Epidemiology of Lifestyle and Health Outcomes in Chile) and also an associated editor in the Spanish Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. More information about her research is available here https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fanny_Petermann-Rocha
I am a second year PhD candidate within the HEHTA department of IHW. Originally, my background is computer science and software engineering, now I am researching for my PhD in public health. My research interests include data science, big data and their possible applications in healthcare thus applying what I have learnt from my computer science background to public health and heart failure. I enjoy caffeine, video games and martial arts.