The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

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Rohina Joshi is a senior research fellow in the Office of the Chief Scientist.

Dr Ruth Webster is a senior research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. Recently, she presented the results of TGI's polypill studies, SPACE and TRIUMPH, at the World Cardiology Congress.

Associate Professor Julie Redfern is the Head of the Public Health and Health Services Programme Cardiovascular Division at The George Institute for Global Health.  Her current work on secondary heart attack prevention aims to bolster clinical guidelines across Australia to prevent patients from returning with another heart event.  Here, she tells us what she does and why she enjoys working at The George Institute.

At the George Institute for Global Health, we know that investment in people is what brings about real change. It’s this view of capacity building that underpins The George Institute’s development strategy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, exemplified by the Statistical Division team when they took on Jared Field, a pure mathematics student at the University of Sydney.

Ashleigh Provest has been with The George Institute for Global Heath for a year as our Business Administration Trainee. Her role is to ensure that our researchers and employees are working in a well organised environment. She has undertaken a Certificate III in Business Administration, which has given her the skills to help the George Institute run smoothly. The recruitment company that placed Ashleigh at The George Institute will be submitting a nomination for her for NSW Trainee of the Year.

What is your job and what does it involve?

I am currently a Research Fellow and the Global Database Manager for The George Institute's Food Policy Division. My main responsibility is the development, coordination and expansion of a global, branded-food composition database that tracks the nutritional content of processed foods. The global database is used to examine how branded-food composition databases can be used to monitor changes in the nutrient composition of processed and fast foods globally.

Dr Lisa Keay has been working at The George Institute for Global Health for seven years. Here, she talks about what motivates her.


Senior research fellow Christine Lin is a former physiotherapist who has worked at The George Institute for five years, looking at the costs and benefits of treatments for musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain. Here, she tells us how she hopes her work will support better decision-making around choice of treatments.


Professor Stephen MacMahon, a founder of The George Institute for Global Health and an architect of its global expansion, is the 2013 Australian Ernst and Young Social Entrepreneur Of The Year.

June Oscar, a community leader from Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, has been named this year’s Australian Financial Review and Westpac Women of Influence for Social Enterprise and Not-for-Profit. June is working with The George Institute and The University of Sydney to improve the lives of children living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).