Karen Hobday, BA (Hons), MPH Specialist in International Health
Global Health Consultant
Member of the Canadian Public Health Association and Australian Health Promotion Association
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I have been working in the field of global health for six years as a technical advisor and project manager. I have experience in the areas of behavior change communication, HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health, staff capacity building and monitoring and evaluation.
In April 2012, I completed a consultancy with the World Health Organization in Hyderabad, Pakistan. Prior to this work, I was a research officer in the Global Health@UNSW unit in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales. Additionally, I have undertaken research projects and consultancies in Zambia, East Timor and the Pacific Region in the areas of HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, health promotion and health seeking behaviour.
In undertaking this training, I hope to gain further technical expertise in research methods that will help inform operational and policy change in the field of SRH. I am particularly interested in exploring the role of access to reproductive health services in complex environments such as emergencies and disasters.
Publications in journals
- Martins JS, Zwi AB, Hobday K, Bonaparte F, Kelly PM. The implementation of a new Malaria Treatment Protocol in Timor-Leste: challenges and constraints. Health Policy Plan. 2012 Mar 29.
- Ramke J, Maher L, Lee L, Hobday K, Brian G. Diabetes and its ocular complications: awareness among adults aged 40 years and older in Timor-Leste. Clin Exp Optom. 2012 May;95(3):377-81.
- Ramke J, Blignault I, Hobday K, Lee L, Brian G. Primary eye care in Timor-Leste. Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan;96(1):143-5.
- Hobday K, Ramke J, du Toit R. Eye health promotion in Western Pacific island countries. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2011 Aug;39(6):584-5.
- Ramke J, du Toit R, Roberts B, Pereira S, Hobday K. Vision screening of children attending primary school in rural Timor-Leste. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2011 May-Jun;39(4):377-8.
- RedR Australia
- GFMER Sexual and Reproductive Rights Think Tank