Global Business School for Health


UCL EMBA 2023 Cohort

The EMBA Health programme at UCL Global Business School for Health is like no other.

The UCL EMBA Health is a competitive programme with global relevance. Bringing together world-class academia with practical business skills, as a UCL EMBA Health candidate, you’ll gain the competencies of a traditional EMBA while homing in on the practical application of healthcare management skills. More than that, through this programme, you’ll enhance your employability and earning potential, securing your place as an impactful changemaker in health ecosystems. Our current cohort are made up of health and medical field senior professionals from across the globe. Do you see yourself as one of the next generation of senior leaders in the healthcare management space? Find out more about our current cohort below and see if their backgrounds are similar to yours.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the forefront of our values, and this is why we are proud to say that:

- Our EMBA Health students are from 3 out of the seven continents

- 68% of our students are women

45% of our students are from black and other ethnic minority groups

- 25% of our students are international students

- 85% are from the EU 

- Our students come from 9 different countries across the world

All our EMBA students are from the Health and Medical fields.

Meet the some of the class of 23/25

Oshani Dissanayake 


Dr Oshani Dissanayake is a registrar doctor in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in London with a dedicated interest in global health, healthcare systems, and addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Alongside her work with Médecins Sans Frontières, she has been involved in teaching and leadership, contributing to the education and guidance of junior doctors. She is currently pursuing an Executive MBA in Healthcare at UCL’s Global Business School for Health, seeking to broaden her understanding of healthcare systems and their management. With a vision to engage in further research related to AMR, she aims to play a role in shaping practical and sustainable healthcare solutions.
Jawaad Farrukh


Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Jawaad is in his fifth and final year of specialty training in Clinical Radiology, having completed foundation training in North West London and medical school in Cambridge and Oxford. Alongside his clinical work, he is the creator of a popular on-call assistant app called smartDr and maintain a growing interest in the health tech industry, having recently completed the BiteLabs Health tech and Innovation Fellowship. He hopes to further develop his skillset through the Executive MBA Health course with a view to driving innovation within the healthcare sector.
Angel Miranda


Angel is originally from Spain where he graduated as a Registered Nurse 11 years ago. Soon after that, he moved to UK to broaden his horizons. The experience gained in the Critical Care settings here sparked his passion for advancing in this field.

A couple of years later and looking for further opportunities he Joined Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi as an ICU assistant manager, in there, Angel pursued a Master of Science in Nursing focused on clinical leadership. After five years in the Middle East, he returned to London to help establish Cleveland Clinic London as a Nursing Operations Manager. Currently pursuing the Executive MBA Health at UCL, he's immersing himself in social sciences, eager to expand his skill set. His professional journey over the years reflects adaptability and dedication, and he is eager to contribute his diverse experiences to the academic community at UCL, while also seeking to keep nurturing himself through all that UCL has to offer.

Mark Golton


Initially qualified as a physiotherapist, working in the NHS, across sport and private practice. During this time, Mark started to gravitate toward more managerial, operational, and commercial roles within the healthcare companies he was a part of. Mark then took a small sabbatical to row the Atlantic, before joining HCA UK in 2021 as Head of Orthopaedics and Spinal Services. This has expanded to also include anesthetics and neuroscience. The role involves the defining and implementation of service line strategy across key areas such as growth, quality, governance, and innovation working closely with Hospital CEOs and corporate executives to deliver on this strategy.
Asif Muneer


Professor Asif Muneer is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and Andrologist based at University College London Hospital and Professor of Urology and Surgical Andrology at UCL. Having completed his higher degree (MD) at UCL he went on to higher surgical training in Oxford. He then undertook further fellowships to the University of Paris, NKI in Amsterdam and MD Andersen Texas. He has received a number of awards including the intercollegiate gold medal for the FRCS, British Urological Foundation award, Ethicon fellowship, Ralph Shackman fellowship and the Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope from the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS).  

Professor Muneer published over 200 papers and edited eight textbooks including Viva Practice for the FRCS(Urol), Textbook of Penile Cancer, Atlas of Male Genitourethral Surgery and Prosthetic Surgery in Urology. He is past President of the British Society for Sexual Medicine, past BAUS honorary secretary and Chair of the BAUS Section of Andrology.

William Roberts


William Roberts is a highly accomplished healthcare professional, aspiring to become a Chief Executive in the NHS or an equivalent international health system. His career includes pivotal roles such as Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Consultant at EY New Zealand, and Director of Operations at Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust. Academically, besides being an Executive MBA Health student at UCL, he holds an MSc from the London School of Economics. William's notable achievements include significantly improving emergency care standards at Walsall Healthcare Trust and leading substantial business development projects, highlighting his exceptional leadership and operational expertise in the healthcare sector.
Benjamin Smeeton 


Benjamin is a Senior Registrar in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery based at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Alongside his surgical training, he runs a multi-award-winning medical education company, Pulse Notes. He has also concurrently held some leadership and management positions within Health Education England and more recently, NHS England. For him, it is the opportunity to collaborate and learn from incredible individuals from a broad range of backgrounds, sectors, and disciplines that drew him most to this novel MBA course. Through this programme, he hopes to encounter similarly driven and engaged individuals, from a variety of health disciplines - to learn, network, and to become inspired. 
Rishi Verma

Rishi Verma
Rishi is an NHS General Adult Psychiatrist with a special interest in Addiction Psychiatry currently working at The Maudsley Hospital in South London. He has held a long interest in how healthcare services are designed and delivered and has completed an intercalated BSc in Management and a Fellowship in Leadership and Management from the Royal College of Psychiatrists before embarking on this Executive MBA Health. He hopes to expand his knowledge, opportunities, and network through this course.