People

The Commission is co-chaired by Sarah Hawkes (UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health Director); Pascale Allotey (Director of the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health) ; 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 three co-chairs, the Commission brings together 20 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 multidisciplinary 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

Pascale Allotey (she/her/hers)
Malaysia
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
Catherine Campbell (she/her/hers)
UK
Ben Cislaghi (he/him/his)
UK
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
Olena Hankivsky (she/her/hers)
Canada
Sarah Hill (she/her/hers)
Australia
Jessica Horn (she/her/hers)
UK
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 (she/her/hers)
USA
Ravi Verma (he/him/his)
India
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
Rifqah Abeeda Roomaney (she/her/hers)
South Africa
Jocalyn Clark (she/her/hers)
UK

Past Secretariat

Past Contributors

Thepan Ganesh Ravindran (he/him/his)
Mackenzie Davie (she/her/hers)
Australia
Raksha Pandya-Wood (she/her/hers)
Malaysia
Rachel Si Jing Tan (she/her/hers)
Malaysia