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Ms Kendra Pyne
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  • Post Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education
Kendra is currently a PhD Candidate at University College London. Her research focuses on global medicine and health policy. Having grown up in America, Kendra has a particular interest in cultural influences on health policy decision-making. She hopes to refine the existing resource allocation process in the US to create more affordable and accessible healthcare for US citizens. In doing so, she is examining other countries policies and cultural influence on resource allocation practices. 
Research Summary


  • University College London - Doctorate 2019-Present | London, United Kingdom 
  • University of Denver - Research Fellowship 2017-2017 | Colorado, USA
  • Carnegie Mellon University - Master of Arts 2015-2016 | Pennsylvania, USA
  • The Pennsylvania State University - Bachelor of Arts 2011-2014 | Pennsylvania, USA


  • Health Policy, Global Medicine, Political Science, Mass Media & Political Communication, Social & Cultural Studies, Systematic Review

Teaching Summary


● Global Issues: Interconnections & Dislocations - University College London, Spring Term 2022

● Global Issues: Interconnections & Dislocations - University College London, Spring Term 2021

● Comparative Social Policy - University College London, Spring Term 2020

● Global Health & Medicine - University College London, Fall Term 2019

● Multicultural Journalism - University of Denver, Spring Quarter 2017

● Global & Multicultural Campaigns - University of Denver, Winter Quarter 2017

● Global Media and Communication - University of Denver, Fall Quarter 2017


● PhD Student-Staff Consultative Panel Elected Representative - University College London (2020-Present)

● Selected Mentor for two 1st-Year Doctoral Students - University College London (2020 - Present)

● PhD Elected Student Representative - University College London (2020)

● Oxford Brilliance Club - Scholars Programme (2019)

● University College London Reading Group Leader (2019)

● National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2014)

● Penn Notable Alumni (2014)


● Urban Leaders Fellowship (2017)

● Penn Notable Scholar (2014)

● National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2014)


● UK Public Health Science - The Lancet Annual Research Conference (2021)

● European Health Management Association (EHMA) Annual Research Conference (2021)

● 3MT Conference - University College London (2021)

● Doctoral Poster Conference - University College London (2021)

● Doctoral Summer Conference Series - University College London Chairperson (2019)

● The Real Side Effects of a Flawed Healthcare System - TedxMileHigh Emerging Female

 Leadership Conference (2018)

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