Research Aide to Dr Fatima Akilu
Natasha Chilambo is an alumnus of the Africa Leadership Centre and a Research Aide on the Practice of Leadership programme, supporting Leading Practitioner Dr Fatima Akilu.
She holds an MSc in Leadership and Development from the ALC. Her thesis explored whether peacebuilding approaches, grounded in contemporary leadership scholarship, are effective for resolving mental health problems in Africa. Her research interests are in the intersection between health, peace, security and leadership.
Alongside her medical studies, Natasha has been involved in advocacy, activism and community organising with Student Action for Refugees (STAR). She has led campaigns that successfully secured university scholarships for asylum seekers and coordinated campaigns calling for asylum seekers to be granted the right to work (#LiftTheBan) and for family reunification of those seeking refugee protection in collaboration with Refugee Action and Amnesty UK.
Natasha is an Undergraduate Research Fellow at King’s. She is working on the development of a new framework for incorporating structural competency within undergraduate medical curricula.