Geordan Dickinson Shannon

Institute for Global Health, UCL

Geordan is an Australian doctor and public health academic. As a medic she has worked in various settings, including remote indigenous Australia, post-Tsunami Sri Lanka, the Peruvian Amazon, and rural Kenya. She divides her time between the United Kingdom, the Australian outback, the Peruvian Amazon and rural East Africa where she innovates solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, including cervical cancer, violence against women and non-communicable diseases. In addition, she is working on a transnational project to roll out sustainable medical pods for health care in low resource settings. Geordan is currently completing her doctoral research in gender and health metrics at the Institute of Global Health, University College London (UCL).


  • 2016–present
    Co-Founder, Global Health Disrupted
  • 2013–present
    Doctoral Researcher, University College London
  • 2016–present
    Research Fellow, UCL Centre for Global Health Economics
  • 2017–present
    Research Fellow, UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health
  • 2014–present
    Medical Director, DB Peru


  • 2011 
    University of Cambridge, Master of Philosophy, Public Health
  • 2011 
    University of Geneva, Advanced Certificate in Health and Human Rights
  • 2010 
    Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 2008 
    University of Newcastle, Australia, Bachelor of Medicine

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    GBV prevention in the Amazon of Peru (GAP) Project
    Funding Source:
    Sexual Violence Research Initiative and World Bank
  • 2015
    Amazon Community-based Cervical Cancer Screen and Treat Programme
    Medical Director
    Funding Source:
    Dining for Women
  • 2013
    Overseas Research Scholarship
    Funding Source:
    University College London