Clare is a Principal Advisor at the Nossal Institute for Global Health and a public health and health security specialist with more than twenty years of experience. She has a broad range of expertise including communicable disease control, pandemic preparedness and response, health security, health systems strengthening, community health and development, health financing and governance, and implementation science across a range of settings in Africa and the Asia Pacific. Clare is multi-sectoral and ‘systems thinking’ in her orientation, enabling consideration and analysis of relevant socio-cultural, political, economic and structural dimensions. Her recent focus on health security through a ‘One Health’ approach also recognises the multitude of interactions between human health, animal health and the environmental ecosystem.
Her technical work spans applied research, large scale evaluations, thematic and strategic reviews, evidence-based program design and implementation, technical advisory and policy support, and landscape and funding analyses. Some of her recent projects have included: the review of the Global Fund’s 2017-2022 strategy, focused on catalytic investments, a study to explore the effect of the COVID-19 response on the planning and delivery of essential health services in Indonesia, funded by the World Bank, a synthesis review of surveillance and contact-tracing through COVID-19 across South-East Asia, funded by the WHO, a mid-term review, process evaluation and subsequent baseline assessment of the DFAT-funded Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Pacific Island Program, focused on specialised clinical services, a global review of the Global Fund’s approach to investing in innovations, and an evaluation of UNICEF’s health and nutrition program in the Pacific.
Clare also co-leads the Pandemic Preparedness and Response MPH subject at the University of Melbourne. She was also a course leader of the award winning COVID-19: Global Health Perspectives open online course at the University of Melbourne and a senior contributor to the award-winning Foundations in Health Security course, run by the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the DFAT-funded Australian Indonesian Health Security Partnership (AIHSP).
Clare holds a postgraduate degree in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as an undergraduate degree in Development Studies from the University of Liverpool.