Romina Mariano


Romina currently serves as the Strategic Projects Associate for The Rhodes Trust. As part of this role, she is a lead member of the Global Health Security Consortium, a joint initiative of the University of Oxford, the Tony Blair Institute and the Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, working on pandemic response strategies, preparedness and global health equity.

She earned her medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand during which time she also completed an advanced clerkship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her post graduate medical training in the Department of Internal Medicine at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and, while there, she co-founded an initiative for junior doctors to work with provincial government to improve patient care. She earned a DPhil (PhD) in Clinical Neurosciences from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar and worked as a clinical fellow at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Her research has been published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and her experience includes clinical medicine, translational clinical research and clinical trials.