Dr Geordan Shannon is a feminist, medical doctor, and global health academic. She is based at the UCL Institute for Global Health, Centre for Gender and Global Health and Centre for Global Health Economics, where she leads research in health systems innovation, gender-based violence prevention, participatory research, public engagement, and health economics. She has worked in various settings, including remote Indigenous Australia, post-Tsunami Sri Lanka, the Peruvian Amazon, Western Kenya and rural Sierra Leone. Geordan is the co-founder of Global Health Disrupted (www.globalhealthdisrupted.org), a grassroots network supporting creative approaches to improving health and strengthening communities around the world. Geordan is also co-founder of STEMA, a research initiative using a systems and design thinking approach to address broader systems failures in achieving human health and wellbeing in low resource settings worldwide. She was recently awarded Young Australian of the Year in the UK in recognition of her contributions to global health.