Charlotte Bach completed her Bachelors in Development Studies and Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London before joining the MAHASSA programme in autumn 2015. During her prior studies, Charlotte's interest in medical anthropology arose alongside with her increasingly critical take on health care policies of development projects; in particular with regards to ethical issues revolving around biomedical interventions in culturally diverse settings. Paying closer attention to issues of structural violence laid the path for her towards a more holistic understanding of health, illness and ways to attend to the human body. Charlotte explored alternative healing therapies, including various nutritionist practices; herbal medicine; nature and animal therapy; Yoga and meditation practice; as well as drama therapy- always on the quest for answers on the nature of health and disease. During her time at MAHASSA, she wishes to further explore the fields of chronic illnesses, psychosomatic disorders and children's development of body awareness.