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Samara Linton

Doctor, Writer, Production TraineeLondon, United Kingdom
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Samara Linton

Doctor, Writer, Production TraineeLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Samara Linton is a junior doctor, award-winning writer, and the editor of The Colour of Madness, an anthology exploring Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) mental health. She currently works at BBC Three as a production trainee. Samara has written articles for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Medical Journal, Black Ballad, Huffington Post UK, The Metro, and gal-dem. In 2016, she was awarded Best New Journalist at the Ending Violence Against Women Media Awards for her work on black women’s mental health and the detention of undocumented migrants in the UK. March 2016 saw the Parliamentary launch of Lessons from Ebola Affected Communities: being prepared for future health crises, a report she co-edited for the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group. The report was described as “open and honest” by Lord Chidgey, and then DFID Minister, Nick Hurd, said the report was “extremely useful and well-written.” Samara was also the president of the London branch of Polygeia, an organisation which empowers students to research and write policy on global health issues. Samara has also published and presented research on race and mental health and is a collaborator for the Cactus Foundation Global Mental Health Survey. Samara is a University of Cambridge and University College London graduate. She tweets at @Samara_Linton.
Projects credited in
  • Be Well
    "Being a Practical Dreamer is not easy. Often it means putting everything on the line to climb higher and see further than we ever thought possible. At our 2015 conference, we saw that practical dreaming does not come without its challenges, set-backs and disappointments. We get anxious, stressed and irritable. We doubt ourselves, get frustrated with those around us and can go through low periods. Those of us who have a mental health problem are more likely to experience such periods of low ment
  • Dream Nation Be Well - A Mental Health Campaign
    “Be Well” is a seven day mental health campaign raising awareness of mental health issues for Practical Dreamers. The campaign will cover different aspects of our lives challenging the ways in which we interact with our mental health and wellbeing. From covering topics in our personal lives and in our working environments and creative pursuits to exploring mental health issues for the homeless and presenting practical self-care tips to support yourself and others. The last day of the campaign wi
  • The Colour of Madness
    I was involved in creating an anthology focusing on BAME people with mental health issues in the UK. Below is one of my contributions.
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Work history
    Production TraineeBBC Three
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    In 2019, I was selected from thousands of applicants for the BBC Production Trainee Scheme. At BBC Three, I worked across social media, production and development and created the channel’s social media campaign to promote the Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special. Our team was recently shortlisted for Broadcast Digital Awards Best Digital Support for a Strand, Channel or Genre. I am currently based at the radio science unit, working on programmes like The Evidence and Health Check for the BBC World Service.
    Foundation Year One DoctorNHS
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Junior doctor working in psychiatry, care of the elderly and urology for Barts Health NHS Trust.
  • Writing
  • Copyediting
  • Project Management
  • Public Health
  • Diversity
  • Journalism
  • Community Engagement
  • Interviewing
  • Interview Transcribing
  • Academic Writing
  • Text Editing
  • Content Editing
  • Social Media
  • Casting
  • Creative Development
    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) University College London (UCL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    • Bachelor of Arts Second Class Honours (First Division) University of Cambridge
     - Cambridge, United Kingdom