Susan Crane

International Health Research Programme Director


Susan Crane

UCL Institute for Global Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH

t: +44 (0)207 905 2383
f: +44 (0)207 404 2062
s.crane@ucl.ac.uk

Expertise: Sexual and reproductive health, organisational management, NGO development, fundraising, project planning and in-country implementation.

Biography:
Susan Crane has a BA Hons in Women’s Studies from the University of Massachusetts. After early work with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (UK) and Family Health International (US), Susan co-founded the sexual and reproductive health NGO International Family Health in London in 1991. She was Executive Director for more than 10 years, and was directly involved in fundraising for and managing HIV/AIDS prevention and safe abortion programmes in Africa, Asia and the Russian Federation. Susan has been Chair of the UK SRH Network and EuroNGOs (the European SRH network), she is an experienced public speaker, she has been a reviewer for numerous medical publications, and has co-authored several academic publications. Between 2004-2009 Susan worked as a freelance consultant for a variety of international organisations and was Director of Operations for Women’s Health Concern, a UK women’s health advice service. In her current role, Susan is responsible for facilitating and securing new research grants and for managing existing multi-country research programmes in a variety of global health fields, with an emphasis on encouraging collaboration between health and humanities disciplines.