Dr McNamara is currently a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN), within the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her primary research interests reside at the intersection of trade, social policy, and health. She is Chair-Elect of the Trade and Health Forum within the American Public Health Association. In November 2017, Dr. McNamara was awarded a large grant from the Norwegian Research Council for her project “Trade, Labour Markets and Health”. This project will generate new knowledge about how international trade impacts population health through labour market and social protection pathways.