Therese HeskethMB.ChB, DCH, MRCPCH, MPH, MFPH, PhD
Thérèse Hesketh is Professor of Global Health at University College London (UCL) and is Director of the Centre of Global Health at Zhejiang University. She trained in paediatrics and public health in the UK. Has worked as a clinician, educator and manager in several countries, including China, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Tanzania, and Uganda. She has worked for UNICEF, the WHO and international NGOs. In recent years her focus has been on research in China, where she has specialised in conducting large epidemiological studies, and interventions across a range of population health topics. Her ongoing research in China includes: the knowledge and understanding of ageing and dementia, the ethnography of caring of family members with dementia, an intervention to reduce depression and improve coping skills in carers of family members with dementia, measurement of mental health outcomes in adolescents, and prevalence and risk factors for intimate partner violence. Recently she has started a health research collaboration focusing on child survival in Mali.