About Samara


Samara Linton is a final-year medical student at University College London and a University of Cambridge graduate. March 2016 saw the Parliamentary launch of the report she co-edited for the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Ebola crisis and health systems strengthening. She was the president of the London branch of Polygeia, an organisation which empowers students to research and write policy on global health issues.  Samara is also a freelance writer for several publications and an Editor at Large at Dream Nation.

Samara has also been very involved in university life. She was the chair of the University College London Medical Society Psychiatry section and the president of Cambridge University’s African Caribbean Society, the first Ethnic Minorities Student Representative at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and the Cambridge University Student Union Women’s Campaign Campaigner of the Year.


Previous Speaking Engagements

October 2016. Cultural Appropriation v Cultural Appreciation, University of Warwick. Panelist

March 2016. Launch of  Africa APPG report, House of Commons. Panelist

February 2016. I Too Am Sussex in conversation: Race, Justice and Mental Health, University of Sussex. Panelist

September 2015. Dream Nation Be Well Live. Panel Host

April 2015. Hidden Mental Health Stories,  University of Cambridge. Panel Host