Professor Robyn Norton AO
Founding Director, The George Institute for Global Health Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Robyn Norton is co-founder and Founding Director of The George Institute for Global Health. She is Chair of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of London; Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney; and Honorary Professor at Peking University.
Professor Norton has published widely and is internationally regarded for her research on the causes, prevention and management of injuries, especially road traffic and fall-related injuries, as well as the management of various critical conditions in surgical and intensive care settings. She was the inaugural Chair and is now Chair Emeritus of the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network, a network supported by the World Bank and the WHO, aimed at building research capacity and research agendas, to address the growing burden of road traffic injuries in low and middle-income countries.
She has had a long-standing commitment to improving women’s health and currently leads The George Institute’s research, implementation and advocacy efforts, aimed at improving the health of women and girls worldwide. Most recently she was the lead author on a University of Oxford supported policy paper entitled “Women’s Health: A New Global Agenda”, calling for a greater focus on addressing the burden of non-communicable diseases in women and the importance of a gendered approach to the collection and utilisation of health data.