The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom


In June 2019, The George Institute for Global Health’s Distinguished Fellow Professor Corinna Hawkes gave a keynote address at our event on creating healthy, sustainable, city food environments, drawing on her work as Vice-Chair of the London Child Obesity Taskforce.

On 15th of October 2019 The George Institute for Global Health held a panel discussion, ‘Data, science and achieving the sustainable development goals’ featuring two leading experts, Associate Professors Abraham Flaxman (IMHE) and Rohina Joshi (UNSW). The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

On 4 October 2019, over 100 members of the University of Oxford gathered to highlight research being conducted into women’s health across all divisions, and explore the potential for a transdisciplinary approach to generate much-needed improvements in women’s and girls’ health and equality around the world.

Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health in Oxford and Sydney presented noteworthy new findings at this year’s European Society of Cardiology Congress in Paris.

Statement from Professor Bruce Neal, Executive Director, The George Institute, Australia:  

On Thursday the 22th of August 2019, The George Institute for Global Health community came together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of John Yu Oration & Medal.

This year the honour was awarded to our Chief Scientist and Vice Principal Director, Professor Anushka Patel.

Last week the Sydney office held its annual special event to celebrate NAIDOC Week in Australia. The event started off with a warm Welcome to Country by Uncle Chicka Madden.

Last month we celebrated the contributions of Professor Terry Dwyer to The George Institute for Global Health, UK with speeches over a team lunch and a public seminar (which you can watch back here). Terry is moving on from his position at the University of Oxford, in which he acted as Executive Director of The George Institute in the UK from 2014-18 and focused on research into children’s cancer and childhood risk factors for heart disease and cancer in adults.

‘How can researchers support city leaders, businesses and advocates to deliver a healthier urban food environment?’. This was the question addressed at The George Institute for Global Health’s latest thought leadership event, ‘Creating healthy, sustainable, city food environments’, which took place at the institute’s Oxford office on 20 June and was attended by over 60 stakeholders from academia, business, local authorities and civil society.

On the 27th of June 2019 The George Institute for Global Health held the Fight the Fear breakfast event at which the guests were invited to challenge their pre conceived notions about the possibilities of science and technology, changing the ways in which we think about and thereby solve social problems.