Qualifications: BSc (Hons) PhD (Public Health/ Epidemiology)
Dr Gill Schierhout is an epidemiologist and evaluation specialist with broad research and consulting experience in public health with a focus on health of disadvantaged populations. Originally from Zimbabwe, Gill has spent approximately half of her working life in academic environments, including the University of Cape Town, University College London, and Menzies School of Health Research, and half in consulting roles, providing technical, evaluation and research services to donor and government agencies. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Public Health Interventions Research Group at the Kirby Institute. Recent projects include as M&E specialist for the design team for DFAT’s Solomon Islands Health Sector Support Program - Phase 3 - Investment Design 2016-2020, and a review of the effectiveness of interventions for prevention and management of sexually transmissible infections for NSW Health, through the Sax Institute. She is currently leading an evaluation of Australia’s past support for combating pandemics and emerging infectious diseases in Asia and the Pacific 2006-2015 for DFAT’s Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) and supporting quantitative and qualitative analysis for the StrivePlus research project, an NHMRC funded project examining sustainability of a sexual health quality improvement program in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care settings.