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 full- and 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.

Co-Directors

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

Our Secretariat

Mireille Evagora-Campbell
Research Officer
Sophie Hampton
Administration and Research Manager
Unsia Hussain
Researcher
Victoria Olarewaju
Researcher
Alex Parker
Communications and advocacy
Anna Purdie
Head of Operations
Sonja Tanaka
Deputy Director

Our Research Team

Lawrence Eleh
Researcher
Fiona Bakelmun
Researcher
Angela Y. Chang
Researcher
Bea Coates
Researcher
Fizza Fatima
Researcher
Ilaria Galizia
Researcher
Sophie Gepp
Researcher
Lara Hollmann
Researcher
Ekatha Ann John
Researcher
Dahye Kim
Researcher
Rebekah Merriman
Researcher
Andrew Riley
Research and communciations
Mehrnoosh Samaei
Researcher
Ashley Sheffel
Zahra Zeinali
Researcher
David Zezai
Researcher

Independent Ethics & Integrity Counsel

Emily Blitz
Independent Ethics & Integrity Counsel

Contributors and former collective members

Isabelle Robson
Researcher
Clara Affun-Adegbulu
Claudia Ahumada
Wafa Aftab
Researcher
Imogen Bakelmun
Communications
Charlotte Brown
Chloe Byers
Kate Dovel
Researcher
Erick Freire
Researcher
Ysabel Gonzalez Rico
Researcher
Jaya Gupta
Researcher
Mikaela Hildebrand
Strategic directions and impact
Fatima Irfan
Researcher
Jagnoor Jagnoor
Researcher
Mairi Jeffery
Ruth Lawlor
Edward Mishaud
Elias Nosrati
Kristine Onarheim
Researcher
Emmanuel Otache
Designer
Artricia Rasyid
Geordan Shannon
Metti Temesgen
Treasure Udechukwu
Researcher
Nina van der Mark
Researcher
Kate Williams
Researcher
Laure-Anais Zultak
Researcher

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 and voluntary capacity, they support the work of the initiative, amplify its findings and guide the strategic direction of GH5050. We strive for diverse intersectional representation on our Advisory Council and balance, including in terms of expertise, age, gender and geography.

Our Advisory Council

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

Our Trustees are a group of individuals from diverse disciplinary backgrounds who govern the Global Health 50/50 Charity (charity number 1194015).

Our Trustees

Peter Cafferkey
Trustee
Tiantian Chen
Trustee
Emma Rhule
Trustee
Paul Sansome
Trustee
Lorna Skinner
Trustee