Piyali Somaia

Network Coordinator, Australian Network of WHO Collaborating Centres

Piyali joined the Nossal Institute in April 2020, as the Network Coordinator of the Australian Network of WHO Collaborating Centres.  As she grows the Network, she creates opportunities for strategic partnerships, collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst the 52 centres in the Network, the WHO Western Pacific Office and the Australian government.

She has had extensive experience in strategic planning, project management, global health, statistical analysis and consulting. She holds a Masters in Public Health, a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science. She is an advocate for gender equity globally, and has worked as a consultant to the UNFPA on the topic of sex-selection before birth in Europe and Asia. She also sits on the steering committee of the Women in Global Health Australasia Chapter.