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Pascale Allotey

Director, International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), United Nations University

Professor Pascale Allotey is the Director of the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH). She has two decades of experience as a researcher in global health including multidisciplinary background, and experience working across four continents to promote health and well-being.

Prior to joining UNU, Prof. Allotey served as Professor of Public Health and Deputy Head of School (Research and Development) at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University (Malaysia). She also was head of the Global Public Health unit and founding Associate Director of the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO, Malaysia).

Her previous experience includes Professor of Race, Diversity and Professional Practice, Brunel University (United Kingdom); Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the Key Centre for Women’s Health, WHO Collaborating Centre for Women’s Health, University of Melbourne (Australia); and Lecturer in the Tropical Health Program, Australian Centre for International and Tropic Disease and Nutrition, University of Queensland (Australia).

Prof. Allotey has a multidisciplinary background in clinical health sciences, anthropology, and epidemiology. Her research has focused on health equity, health and human rights, gender and social determinants of health, forced migration and marginalisation, sexual and reproductive health, infectious diseases, and non-communicable diseases.

She is also a technical advisor on several WHO committees in Geneva, including serving as co-Chair of the Gender and Rights Advisory Panel; a member of the Technical Advisory Group on Universal Health Coverage for the WHO Western Pacific Region office in Manila; and associate editor for several public health and global health journals.

She holds a PhD in Public Health and a MMedSci degree in Community Health from the University of Western Australia.


  • –present
    Director United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, United Nations University


  • 1997 
    University of Western Australia, PhD Public Health