GS9 Speakers

Prof Robyn Norton

Prof Robyn Norton, Gender Summit 9 Europe speaker

Co-Director, The George Institute for Global Health; Professor of Global Health; James Martin Professorial Fellow, University of Oxford, UK.

Gender trends and patterns in non-communicable diseases in Europe and globally
Plenary: Tackling gender inequalities in Health

Robyn Norton is co-founder and Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, a not-for-profit medical research institute that aims to increase the provision of safe, effective and affordable healthcare, especially for disadvantaged populations worldwide.  She is Professor of Global Health and James Martin Professorial Fellow at the University of Oxford, Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney and Honorary Professor at Peking University. The George Institute for Global Health has offices in the United Kingdom (Oxford), India (New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore), Australia (Sydney) and China (Beijing and Hong Kong).  With around 500 staff worldwide, The George Institute conducts a large program of population health, clinical care and health systems research, focusing on the development of innovative strategies to Increase access to safe, effective and affordable healthcare and to combat conditions responsible for the largest proportion of premature death and disability worldwide.

From 2011-2014, The George Institute was ranked within the top 10 research institutions worldwide for the impact of its work. Professor Norton is internationally regarded for her research on the causes, prevention and management of injuries and the management of various critical conditions in surgical and intensive care settings. She has had a long-standing commitment to improving women’s health, ranging from better understanding the causes of liver cirrhosis in women to better management of hip fracture in women, particularly in resource-poor environments. Professor Norton has given many invited lectures on the topics of injury, trauma care and global health.

#SpeakerPreview Watch Prof Norton talk about their recent report Women's Health: A New Global Agenda, which focusses on moving the Women's Health Agenda past maternal mortality and the urgent need to improve the gender balance of data collection. Watch the video here