Nossal Institute for Global Health and Burnet Institute
Helen is an expert in public health and development and social policy with a special focus on infectious diseases. She has been involved in the work of a range of key national and international health and development organisations. Based in Geneva from 2005 until her retirement in 2014, Helen worked as Deputy CEO at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and then at Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. She was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2017.
In the early 1990s Helen managed the National Communicable Diseases Program in the Australian Department of Health. For seven years prior to moving to Geneva she headed up the Australian Government Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Now based in Melbourne, Helen has an honorary appointment as Associate Professor at the Nossal Institute for Global Health and the University of Melbourne. Helen is a board member of the Burnet Institute and the Fred Hollows Foundation and a member of the Technical Evaluation Review Committee of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.