Gillian Schierhout

Senior Research Fellow, Health Systems Science, George Institute

Gill Schierhout is a senior research fellow in health systems science at The George Institute for Global Health, and an adjunct Senior Lecturer at UNSW Faculty of Medicine. She has a PhD in public health/ epidemiology from the University of Cape Town and prior to coming to Australia, worked for over a decade in Southern Africa designing and implementing evaluations of large-scale public health and behaviour change interventions, predominantly centred around the HIV/AIDS response of country governments. In Australia since 2010, Gill’s work has focused on health systems research, including in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care settings, and the Asia Pacific region. She has a strong track record of working with government and non-government stakeholders in the design of rigorous policy-relevant research and evaluation, has led several influential evaluations for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and is the lead author for numerous commissioned reports for government bodies and development partner groups contributing to the evidence base to improve the design and scale up of public health interventions.


Email : gschierhout [at] georgeinstitute [dot] org [dot] au