Romario is currently pursuing an MSc in Global Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His background is in Biomedical Sciences, having completed a Bachelor of Science in this field at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. His primary research interest is strengthening health systems in LMICs, with a focus on capacity building to respond to the exponentially increasing disease burden stemming from non-communicable diseases. Other key areas of interest include improving access to social care in the Latin America and Caribbean region, neurodegenerative disease research, and UK pharmaceutical policies.
He has experience in conducting primary and secondary research on the impacts of risk genes in Alzheimer’s disease and on the socioeconomic impacts on informal carers. Owing to his wider interest in this area and his commitment to improving patient outcomes, he has volunteered at a care facility in London that provides specialist care to dementia patients.
In his role as a research assistant at CPEC, he is working with Professor Martin Knapp to understand the roles and experiences of NGOs in the dementia policy making processes in various LMICs. This reseach aims to inform and improve the participation of different stakeholders in this field.