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Dr Sarah Hawkes

Dr Sarah Hawkes

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

Appointments

  • Professor of Global Public Health
    Institute for Global Health
    Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Joined UCL

2009-06-01

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, MRC and the UN. 

I am Director of the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health: http://ighgc.org/

For full details of our large EU-funded project in Bangladesh, see here: http://www.share4health.com/




Award year Qualification Institution
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

I am Professor of Global Public 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. 

I lead the newly established UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health, details of which are available here: http://ighgc.org



Keywords

Gender|*|Policy|*|Sexual Health



Research at IGH