UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities


Panacea Review: Meet the team

Meet the team behind Panacea Review: a new literary magazine with a focus on bibliotherapy.

three people huddled around a laptop


Panacea Review is a new literary magazine, managed by students on the UCL MA Publishing course, rooted in the belief that words and language help us better understand ourselves, our world, and our place in it. In the first issue, Windows In, Windows Out, commissioned by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities as part of the Replenish Festival Wellbeing Week, we explore this through a variety of works, including poetry, essays, reviews, interviews, photography and illustrations.

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Lilia Ikonomova is a Poetry Editor at Panacea Review. In her editing, she works alongside authors to ensure the clarity of their poem while paying particular attention to how language, line breaks, and structure can contribute to its effect. When she’s not working on academic assignments, she reads Young Adult Fantasy novels, writes poetry, and freaks out about South Korean TV shows.


Anna joined the team as Panacea Review’s Poetry Editor. A lover of all things verse, her currently poetry recommendation is ‘Poor’ by Caleb Femi, a powerful coming-of-age collection which connects gentrification, music, race and architecture.


Ramona Pulsford is one of the non-fiction editors of Panacea Review. She hopes to become a full-time editor at a publishing house one day. Recently she has enjoyed reading Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid and Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.


Elena is Contributing Editor for Panacea and she has been editing non-fiction pieces for the magazine. After escaping from her small Italian hometown, she spent some time in Amsterdam for a literature degree. Now she is training in London to become a full-time editor; she always knew that her career would have involved books. She usually reads during the night, when the house is silent and nobody can disturb her. She is an enthusiast traveller and loves puppies, mint tea and rollerblades.


A lover of all things fantasy, Cristina enjoys looking for new worlds to escape into. When she’s not reading, she can be found singing, exploring new cafés or walking around parks with her dog and a friend. She’s currently working with three authors on non-fiction pieces, hoping to learn as much as she can about editing while finishing her MA.


Phoebe is a part-time proof-reader for Panacea Review and a full-time lover of children’s books, Maggie O’Farrell and Pixar. She has just started working at Quarto Kids in the Foreign Rights team and is excited to combine her passion for languages and inspiring stories to create dynamic books for children all around the world.


Jack is one of two proofreaders for Panacea Review. He mainly enjoys late 19th century literature with a dark edge, yet also seeks out books with the potential to make him laugh, further reading interests include books on music, history and politics.


Claire Gorman is the Marketing Manager for Panacea Review, working to get the word out to creatives and establish a readership. Between editorial projects for i2i Publishing, this scouser on loan to London can be found coffee in hand, exercising an encyclopaedic knowledge of The Newsroom and baking her self-proclaimed ‘best damn brownies.


Our editor-in-chief Sara is eager to read the books that are born from this year we’ve shared. Her days are mostly spent walking her dog and snapping photographs of moments that make her smile, but she can also be found unnecessarily romanticising her life on the top deck of the bus.


Jenny Chiu is the Head of Design and is responsible for putting the magazine together. Her current obsession is with acquiring fountain pens and then writing or doodling incredibly banal things with them. She will purchase one too many books with nice covers if left in a bookstore 


Parys Buckingham is the project manager for Panacea Review, helping to organise the chaos behind the scenes and help the project run smoothly. Her favourite author is Stephen King as she loves all things horror and spooky. When she isn’t found with King’s best seller Carrie in her hands, she is consuming an obscene amount of iced coffee.