Professor, Monash University, Australia
Lenore Manderson is a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)
of WHO/TDR, and was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Stewardship and
Knowledge Management on Research on Infectious Disease of Poverty (SAC-STE) when
the work that informed the report was being conducted.
She joined Monash University in
2006 as Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Professor of Medical
Anthropology. Previously, she was Professor of Tropical Health (University of Queensland,
1988-1998) and Professor of Women's Health (University of Melbourne, 1999-2005).
has played a lead role in training and research in inequality, immigration, gender and
sexuality, and the social determinants of infectious and chronic disease.
Out of Australia, she
has conducted research in Southeast and East Asia (including Malaysia, China, Thailand,
the Philippines and Japan), South Africa and Ghana, and most recently in the Solomon
Islands, and is the author of over 500 books, articles, book chapters and reports.
trained to graduation over 100 higher degree research students, many from low-income
settings, conducting their own research on the health problems of communities in poverty.
Since the late 1980s, Lenore has worked with TDR to strengthen institution capability and
develop research capacity in the social sciences and health, particularly in resource-poor
She is presently an active member of CARTA (Consortium of Advanced
Research and Training in Africa (CARTA), a south-led initiative involving 15 African
universities and research institutes which provides doctoral research training in public and
She is an honorary Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South
Africa, and Khon Kaen University, Thailand, and is a Fellow of both the Academy of Social
Sciences of Australia and the World Academy of Art and Science.