Oksana Pyzik

Senior Teaching Fellow, Global Engagement Lead and Founder of UCL Fight the Fakes

Oksana Pyzik is the Founder of UCL Fight the Fakes chapter & Academic Chair of the wider FTF Alliance, with the organisational mission of raising awareness on substandard and falsified medical products. She is also a UK registered Pharmacist with experience across primary care, academia and in global public health.  Since 2013, Oksana has held an academic post at the UCL School of Pharmacy as a Lecturer in Global Health & Pharmacy Practice as well as Global Engagement Lead. Her teaching and research interests lie in medicines access and quality, health emergencies and global health diplomacy. She serves as a Global Health Advisor & sits on the Board of Trustees of the Commonwealth Pharmacists’ Association since 2017. As a member of the WHO-FIP SF expert working group, Oksana also advises NGOs and start-ups around global health issues such as pharmacy education, access to quality medicines and digital health. In 2015, she launched the "Outbreak of Infectious Disease & Global Citizenship Programme" a multi-disciplinary education initiative at UCL and throughout the ongoing COVID19 pandemic has been a regular contributor in the media. In 2020, Oksana was named one of Britain’s Top 35 Women under 35 by Accenture & Management Today for her work in global health.