Sarah Simpson is an international consultant with a Masters in Public Health and degrees in health promotion and arts. She has over 20 years experience in health and social policy, and 10+ years on social determinants and equity, building skills and knowledge to take action in a range of country and policy contexts. At the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development (2007-2012) she worked with ministries of health to incorporate an equity focus into policies and programmes. Sarah worked for WHO in Geneva, coordinating the knowledge networks established as part of the global Commission on Social Determinants of Health.
In Australia, she managed a capacity building program for public health and other professionals at the national and local level to build their capacity for health impact assessment, equity focused HIA and including an equity focus in policy development. She also has experience working for government at national and State levels.
Sarah is committed to moving the equity agenda forward in a practical way including training, mentoring, technical assistance and hands-on-learning for knowledge translation and application. She is also interested in systematic documentation of examples of “what works” to improve health equity and building on existing knowledge about evidence and practice.
Sarah is also currently a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia and has collaborations internationally with a wide range of stakeholders in the field of social determinants and equity.
Tel (int): +41 795 680 376