Meet the Collective & Advisory Council

Global Health 50/50 works to bridge the gap between evidence and organisational and policy change through its unique operating model. Our collective brings together academic researchers, medical doctors, political strategists, communication experts and gender advocates, alongside an esteemed Advisory Council of influential champions and policy makers. 

You can read more about our workplace values and policies here.

GH5050 has a small team of part-time staff, supported by a passionate global network of members. To limit the potential for conflicts of interest, collective members affiliated with organisations reviewed by GH5050 are not engaged in reviewing or coding organisations that they work for or advise.

Staff

Anna Purdie
Programme Manager
Imogen Bakelmun
Communications
Sonja Tanaka
Coordinator

Co-Directors

Prof. Kent Buse
Co-Founder and Co-Director
Prof. Sarah Hawkes
Co-Founder and Co-Director

Current members

Andrew Riley
Research and communciations
Angela Y. Chang
Researcher
Ashley Sheffel
Bea Coates
Researcher
Dahye Kim
Researcher
David Zezai
Researcher
Ekatha Ann John
Researcher
Emmanuel Otache
Designer
Fiona Bakelmun
Researcher
Ilaria Galizia
Researcher
Jagnoor Jagnoor
Researcher
Jaya Gupta
Researcher
Kate Dovel
Researcher
Kate Williams
Researcher
Lara Hollmann
Researcher
Laure-Anais Zultak
Researcher
Mehrnoosh Samaei
Researcher
Mireille Evagora-Campbell
Researcher
Nina van der Mark
Researcher
Rebekah Merriman
Researcher
Sophie Gepp
Researcher
Tiantian Chen
Researcher
Unsia Hussain
Researcher
Valeria Bello
Researcher
Wafa Aftab
Researcher
Ysabel Gonzalez Rico
Researcher
Zahra Zeinali
Researcher

Independent Ethics & Integrity Counsel

Emily Blitz
Independent Ethics & Integrity Counsel

Contributors and former collective members

Artricia Rasyid
Charlotte Brown
Chloe Byers
Clara Affun-Adegbulu
Claudia Ahumada
Edward Mishaud
Elias Nosrati
Fatima Irfan
Researcher
Geordan Shannon
Kristine Onarheim
Researcher
Mairi Jeffery
Metti Temesgen
Mikaela Hildebrand
Strategic directions and impact
Ruth Lawlor

The Global Health 50/50 Advisory Council is comprised of leaders in the fields of gender, global health and development, who are passionate about advancing gender equality and better health for all. Serving as ambassadors in their personal capacity, they support the work of the initiative, amplify its findings and guide the strategic direction of GH5050. 

Our Advisory Council

Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela
Assistant Director-General, Special Advisor to the Director- General: Strategic Priorities Office of the Director General, World Health Organization (WHO)
Renzo Guinto
Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab
Sharmila Mhatre
Deputy Director of the Public Health Program at the Open Society Foundation
Katja Iversen
Executive adviser, author and advocate
Seye Abimbola
Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Global Health
Senait Fisseha
Chief Advisor to the Director General of WHO
Muhammad Musa
Executive Director, BRAC International
Ravi Verma
Asia Regional Director, International Center for Research on Women
Mariângela Batista Galvão Simão
Assistant Director-General for Drug Access, Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals, World Health Organization
Sania Nishtar
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation
Geeta Misra
Executive Director, CREA
Jocalyn Clark
Executive Editor, The Lancet
Helen Clark
former Prime Minister of New Zealand & Administrator, UNDP
James Chau
Host of The China Current and WHO Goodwill Ambassador for SDGs and Health
Jan Beagle
Director-General, International Development Law Organization
Frances Baum
Chair, People’s Health Movement Advisory Council