George Institute for Global Health - Professor of Global Women’s Health

United Kingdom, Oxford
Education - Other Administrative Positions

The George Institute for Global Health, as part of the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health at the University of Oxford, is seeking an exceptional researcher of international standing to lead our recently established Global Women’s Health Programme (GWHP).

The George Institute and the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health

In 2018 The George Institute was ranked the #1 research institute in Australia, #2 in Asia and #33 in the world, by the Times Higher Education research institute rankings. Their research is helping people all over the world lead healthier lives, be it by transforming the way healthcare is delivered or by identifying the most effective, safe and affordable ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury. The George Institute is at the forefront of finding healthcare solutions with a single goal in mind: to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford is situated within the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, in the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford.

The Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health (NDWRH) is one of the largest and most successful academic departments in the world in its field. NDWRH encompasses multi-disciplinary research across the full spectrum of women’s health. Their work has four overarching themes: Cancer, Global Health, Maternal & Fetal Health and Reproductive Medicine & Genetics.

The Opportunity

Focused on improving women’s health throughout life, central to this leadership role is an evidence-informed approach to expanding the women’s health agenda beyond its historical focus on sexual, reproductive and maternal health. We anticipate a multifaceted approach, incorporating research, policy and advocacy efforts to address the leading causes of death and disability for women worldwide, namely non-communicable diseases and injury (NCDIs), as well as important women- specific health conditions.

The primary focus of this role is to grow and lead the GWHP across the George Institute’s global offices in Australia, China, India and the UK.

You will build on your already strong track record in:

  • securing funding for large-scale research initiatives, including ideally, work in partnership with colleagues in low- and middle-income countries;
  • overseeing the successful conduct of these initiatives; and
  • producing high impact peer-reviewed publications, as well as outcomes that have had a significant impact on relevant policies and practices.

Additionally, as a member of the senior leadership team at TGI UK, you will lead and grow TGI UK’s women’s health programme, and also contribute to and support the growth of TGI UK more generally. You will also work with colleagues in the NDWRH and across the University of Oxford in helping to establish the proposed Institute for Global Women’s Health.

How to Apply

Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Holly Lithgow on +447408836145 / or Natalie Derry on +447408851596 /