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- Institute for Global Health
- Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
I am Reader in Global Health, and lead a research theme analysing the use of evidence in policy processes, particularly in relation to gender, sexuality and health. I have lived and worked for much of the past 20 years in Asia, where I have gathered evidence, built capacity and helped develop policy for programmes focusing on gender, sexual health and rights. I work closely with national governments, civil society organisations, research partners, WHO and UNFPA in Asia and the Middle East. From 2012-1014 I was Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in International Public Engagement, and focused on the use of public engagement in policy processes.
My research focuses on the following areas:
> Empirical evidence analysis and conceptual framework development for improving sexual health and promoting, protecting and realising human rights in relation to sexuality
> Exploring the link between gender and health, and analysing institutional responses to gender in global health.
> Analysis of how empirical evidence is used in decision-making processes in global health priority-setting, policy formulation, and programme implementation.
My work is funded by a variety of donors including EU, Wellcome Trust, ESRC and the UN.
I am co-organiser of two modules on the Masters in Global Health - Sexual Health, and Power and Politics in Global Health.
I supervise PhD students, particularly those who are interested in gender, sexual health, and the politics of decision-making in global health.
|01-JUL-2009||Reader in Global Health||Institute of Global Health||UCL, United Kingdom|
|1999||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Tropical Medicine||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|1993||DTM&H||Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Tropical Medicine||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|1989||MBBS||Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine||University College London|
|1986||BSc||Bachelor of Science – Sociology as Applied to Medicine||University of London|