People

The Commission is co-chaired by Sarah Hawkes (UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health Director) and Elhadj As Sy (Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and former Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies).

‍Alongside the two co-chairs, the Commission brings together 16 independent Commissioners with a wide range of expertise and experience – from people working with community health groups to those working on the global governance of the corporate determinants of health, through to human rights scholars and practitioners – and representing a range of global health topics and disciplines, geographies, and genders. Explore the expertise and inputs of the Commissioners here. The Commissioners are supported by a Secretariat.

Inputs into the Commission are far broader than the work of the co-chairs and Commissioners; an ongoing public engagement strategy is in place which privileges a diversity of voices and scholarship across a range of views in order to understand the complexity of defining and addressing gender, intersectionality, and health. Find out more here.

Who We Are

  • Meet the Commissioners
  • Meet the Secretariat
  • Meet the Contributors
  • Meet The Lancet team
  • Past team members

Co-Chairs

Sarah Hawkes (she/her/hers)
UK
Elhadj As Sy (he/him/his)
Senegal

Commissioners

Gary Barker (he/him/his)
USA
Fran Baum (she/her/hers)
Australia
Raewyn Connell (she/her/hers)
Australia
Morna Cornell (she/her/hers)
South Africa
Gary Darmstadt (he/him/his)
USA
Simone Diniz (she/her/hers)
Brazil
Sharon Friel (she/her/hers)
Australia
Sofia Gruskin (she/her/hers)
USA
Indrani Gupta (she/her/hers)
India
Sarah Hill (she/her/hers)
Australia
Renu Khanna (she/her/hers)
India
Jeni Klugman (she/her/hers)
USA
Vivian Lin (she/her/hers)
China
Khadija Moalla (she/her/hers)
Tunisia
Nina Schwalbe
USA
Ravi Verma (he/him/his)
India
Lynsey Robinson (she/her/hers)
UK
Jocalyn Clark (she/her/hers)
UK
Rebekka Park (she/her/hers)
Germany

Past Secretariat

Tiffany Nassiri-Ansari (she/her/hers)
Malaysia
Anna Purdie (she/her/hers)
UK
Emma Rhule (she/her/hers)
Malaysia
Katia Smith (she/they/theirs)
UK

Past Contributors

Thepan Ganesh Ravindran (he/him/his)
Putri Widi Saraswati (she/they/theirs)
The Netherlands
Rifqah Abeeda Roomaney (she/her/hers)
South Africa
Pascale Allotey (she/her/hers)
Switzerland
Melvine Obola Akinyi (she/her/hers)
Kenya
Kanksha Barman (she/her/hers)
India
Jessica Booysen (she/her/hers)
South Africa
Catherine Campbell (she/her/hers)
UK
Ben Cislaghi (he/him/his)
UK
Mackenzie Davie (she/her/hers)
Australia
Olena Hankivsky (she/her/hers)
Canada
Jessica Horn (she/her/hers)
UK
Lucy Kombe (she/her/hers)
Kenya
Mawande Sanelise Lugongolo (he/him/his)
South Africa
Avantika Ranjan
India