Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, 2018
Current Place of Residence: Gaza, Palestine
University: Al-Quds University
Current/Recent Course: MD Medicine
Bahaa Atallah is a Palestinian medical doctor and an honors graduate of Al-Quds University. During his time as a student, Bahaa served as Secretary General of the International Federation of Medical Students Association, organizing courses and campaigns on behalf of students and the local community. Bahaa has worked in Gaza with UNRWA, UNICEF, World Vision and Al-Sharq International forum. Building on his civic engagement and experience as a medical doctor during the war, Bahaa has been committed to promoting comprehensive mental health service provision and is passionate about evidence-based research guiding public opinion and medical practice. He is currently enrolled in an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at Durham University and hopes to pursue the DPhil in Clinical Neuroscience at Oxford. In his spare time, Bahaa practices karate, enjoys creative writing and has published short stories and poems in both English and Arabic.