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Changing Faces in Global Health Leadership: what works? Presented by Profes...

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Leadership in global health has a steep drop off at senior levels for women and racial diversity. Currently all but one of United Nations organisations relevant to global heath are headed by men. In research and some clinical career paths there is a worse survival curve for women, and also for racial diversity, resulting in the “pale male” leadership syndrome. Learning from the movement for Women Leadership in Global Health (including London Nov 2018 conference) and programmes such as Athena Swan and Aurora, what works for change towards equality? Equality will benefit all of us, but are men active in the conversation? What you do to advance your career and impact? What could be done in Melbourne?



Professor Joy Lawn, Director of MARCH Centre, London School Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Joy is an African-born, British-trained paediatrician and perinatal epidemiologist with ~30 years’ experience including: clinical care, epidemiological burden estimates, design and evaluation of maternal, newborn and child care services at scale, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Her paediatric training was in the UK, followed by teaching, implementation and research, mainly in Africa, including a decade with Save the Children. Her MPH was from Emory, Atlanta, USA, whilst at CDC, and her PhD at Institute of Child Health, London. Her main contribution to global health has been developing the evidence-base to measure and reduce the global burden of 2.5 million neonatal deaths, 2.6 million stillbirths, and 15 million preterm births, including informing the relevant Sustainable Development Goal target. She has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers including leading several Lancet series. She and her research team work on several large multi country studies on newborn health, stillbirths and child development worldwide. She also directs LSHTM’s MARCH Centre including 200 academics. She is a champion for women’s research leadership, in LSHTM and globally.

Image Credit: Dr Hoang Tran, Da Nang Women's and Children's Hospital, Viet Nam. Sheid/MCGH 2018.

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