Misha Coleman

Executive Director - Global Health Alliance Australia

Misha joined the Nossal Institute in 2016. Since 2017, Misha has led the Alliance, which is a peak body for global health organisations in Australia and which currently has 47 organisational members across nine organisational types.

Misha has had a number of leadership roles in global health in both government and the not-for-profit sector, with post-graduate qualifications in international development, women’s health, community development, monitoring and evaluation, project design and management, governance and compliance. In 2018 she authored Victoria’s first International Health Sector Capacity Report, and the Alliance has recently been funded to provide a Secretariat for Australia and New Zealand’s 52 WHO Collaborating Centres.

Misha has extensive experience living and working in countries including Bougainville, Palestine, Ethiopia, Kenya, Vietnam and Cambodia. She was formerly the CEO of Anglican Overseas Aid, and has also worked in several roles at AusAID, as the Country Manager of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi, and she has led Asian Development Bank and US Government aid programs in the Asia-pacific region. She was formerly a midwife and worked in South African townships during apartheid and in several Australian indigenous communities.

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