Expertise - Healthcare economics & Assessments - Governance for Global Health Security
Ama is a research Fellow at the University of Ghana Institute of Statistical, Social and Economics Research (ISSER). Since 2005, she has worked as a researcher focusing on developmental issues in health economics, health service delivery, social protection systems, regulatory governance and competition.
Ama has worked as a Technical Advisor at UNAIDS and has extensive experience in the area of health expenditure assessments. She is a West Africa Global Health Leaders Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs Centre (Chatham House) on Global Health Security and has over eight years researching on the effects of health financing reforms on access to healthcare. She is passionate about finding ways to ensure that vulnerable groups have access to healthcare. She was part of a technical team of advisors that used the PEPFAR sustainability index formulation to Track Ghana’s progress towards a sustained response to the HIV.
Ama has a Masters Degree in Health, Population and Society from the London School of Economics & Political Science and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Health Economics from Aarhus University.
Expertise -Women, Peace and Security- Governance for Global Health Security
Sara is an internationally recognized International Relations (IR) scholar with a specific focus on Global Health Governance and the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Sara has been an Australian Research Council Discovery Australian Postgraduate Award Scholar (2008-2012) and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2014-2018). She is an Associate Professor at the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Australia; and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Gender Peace and Security Initiative, School of Social Sciences, Monash University. Sara’s research career has been devoted to identifying the political conditions that deny humans access to civil, economic and social human rights. Her research has focused on situations where humans face immense vulnerability - disease outbreaks events, gender-based and sexual violence in conflict, and forced displacement.
Sara’s contribution to the International Relations discipline has been to advance feminist methods to deepen understanding of the conditions that lead to human insecurity and vulnerability and to understand how non-Western international institutions and norms, especially in the Indo-Pacific, shape political behaviour. Sarah has authored , co-authored and edited many books. She has received over $2.5 million research funding and has many research publications in high-ranking journals. She is co-editor of the Australian Journal of International Affairs and the Global Responsibility to Protect AND serves on the Research Board for the Australian Institute of International Affairs (2013-ongoing) and the Executive Board for the Global Health Section, International Studies Association (2014-ongoing).
Expertise – Global Politics of Health - Governance for Global Health Security
Simon Rushton is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK, and an Associate Fellow at the Centre on Global Health Security at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London. Simon’s research focuses on the global politics of health and his work has looked in particular at international responses to HIV/AIDS and other diseases; the links between health and national security; the changing architecture of global health governance; and issues surrounding health care delivery in conflict and other crisis situations.
Simon has published numerous journal articles and several books on security and health-related issues, including ‘Security and Public Health’ (Polity, 2019), ‘The International Politics of Ebola’ (co-edited with Anna Roemer-Mahler: Routledge, 2017), ‘Disease Diplomacy’ (with Adam Kamradt-Scott and Sara Davies: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and ‘The Routledge Handbook of Global Health Security (co-edited with Jeremy Youde: Routledge, 2014).
Expertise -Pharmaceutical Policy and Regulation- New Technologies for Global Health Security
Aria is the Global Health Foresighting Fellow and past Policy Advisor at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University. He has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization's Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, was a Duke University Global Health Fellow and is a faculty member of the Global Health Education Initiative at the University of Toronto. He has testified before the Canadian Senate on Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime, served on the board of directors of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and was the inaugural Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders Access to Medicines Fellow in India.
Aria received his MSc in pharmaceutical policy from the University of Toronto, and is defending his PhD in global health governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada.
Expertise - Humanitarian Response & Information - Health Emergency Preparedness & Management
Tino is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of humanitarian response and information management. He has more than 10 years’ experience working in the response to humanitarian crises, natural disasters, and the international Ebola epidemic for the United Nations and other organizations. Tino currently serves as the Crisis Informatics Coordinator at NetHope and is a Senior Advisor at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, where he has been instrumental to the creation of KoBoToolbox, the primary data collection tool in humanitarian emergencies.
Tino is currently completing his PhD research which focuses on pioneering a novel system for understanding population needs in emergencies through the innovative use of new technology.
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