About the author

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Hi, my name is Conor McGlacken and I’m an engineer from London in the UK. I have a broad knowledge of international development and experience working at hospitals in Northern Tanzania. In 2015 I participated in the Engineering World Health Summer Institute in Tanzania and worked as a coordinator for the 2016 program, before traveling and meeting contacts in Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.

I got my start in international development with Engineers Without Borders UK. I began volunteering with the outreach program before serving as President of the University of Bristol branch in 2014/15. I served a two year term on the Board of Trustees of the national organisation, working on issues of strategy and governance.

I was named Student Volunteer of the Year 2015 in a UK wide competition by the National Union of Students, and received a prestigious Engineering Leadership Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering. In the UK I work as a mechanical engineer for a product design company, designing insulin pens amongst other things.

You can contact me via Twitter or LinkedIn.