Liz Grant manages the project team for the Global Health Academy team and leads the development of the Academy’s Community of Practice.
Dr Liz Grant is a Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Development, in the Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
Her teaching responsibilities include international public health research, global health workforce issues and palliative care.
She is also Programme Director for a new Distance Learning Masters programmes on the global burden of chronic Non-Communicable Diseases.
These are specifically aimed at supporting health personnel in low income countries engage with the dynamics of the chronic disease burden while remaining in situ and in their working environments.
Within the Primary Palliative Care Research Group in the Centre for Population Health Sciences, Dr Grant leads the international palliative care and spiritual and palliative care strands.
Her research interests are in:
Dr Grant works part time for the National Health Service (NHS) Lothian as an international health advisor and African Health and Social care specialist. She coordinates NHS Lothian’s partnership with Zambia.
She is also the Senior Development Specialist for Rose Project Ireland and has carried out a number of consultancies in Sub Saharan Africa in the field of HIV/AIDS, cancer and palliative care.
In addition, she sits on the Scottish board of CBM and HIV Scotland.
Previously she was the Health Advisor to the Scottish Government’s International Development team. She worked in Kenya for a number of years as a Community Health Advisor at Chogoria Hospital with responsibility for young people’s sexual health and for palliative care services. Her PhD studies were based in Sierra Leone.
More information about Dr Liz Grant is available from the Community Health Sciences website.
This article was published on Oct 6, 2010