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Professor Liz Grant

Liz Grant is an Assistant Principal (Global Health) and Director of the Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh

Professor Liz Grant


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Professor Liz Grant MA PhD,  FRSE, FRCPE, MFPH

Twitter: @lizgrant360

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Prof Liz Grant

Liz holds a chair in Global Health and Development.  She is responsible for developing and supporting global health partnerships with colleagues in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) communities, and for local and global advocacy translating global health research into action.

Liz is a co-director of the University of Edinburgh’s Global Compassion Initiative developing work on the value base of the Sustainable Development Goals, the science of compassion, and the contribution that faith communities make to the SDGs.  

Liz has led the development of a suite of global health MSc programmes,  MOOCs and coordinates the Global Health PhD programme all specifically designed for students from resource constrained countries.   She currently is the Co-Director of the Masters of Family Medicine and the MSc in Global Health Challenges

Her own research interests span planetary health and palliative care in contexts of poverty and conflict – new beginnings and better endings.   

She sits on the Scottish Government NHS Global Citizenship Board. 

Liz was on the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, (CUGH), an association of over 170 Academic institutions training in Global Health,  and currently chairs the CUGH Research Committee.  Previously Liz was the Senior Health Advisor to the Scottish Government’s International Development Team working primarily in Malawi.  She has  worked for NHS Lothian’s Public Health Directorate leading an NHS HIV partnership between the NHS and Zambia.  She has been an advisor to a number of global health charities, and serves as a trustee for CBM Scotland.