A historian by training, Ffion Hughes is passionate about dismantling the systems of injustice that shape today's world.
Ffion is especially interested in health and social policy, with a particular emphasis on housing, drug use, and mental illness. To this end, Ffion recently completed a master's degree in the History of Medicine at Oxford, focusing on psychiatry and addictions in the Canadian context.
Her academic and professional interests stem from the years she spent volunteering with communities experiencing homelessness, as well as from her own encounters with mental illness. In the hopes of eroding the stigma surrounding psychiatric care, Ffion has spoken openly about her battle with anorexia in outlets such as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
She intends to translate her lived experience, community involvement, and historical background into substantive policy change in her home country of Canada.
Ffion is a Rhodes Scholar.