The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health


Dr Geordan Shannon

Dr Geordan Shannon is an Australian medical doctor and researcher at the Institute for Global Health, University College London. She is currently completing her doctoral research in gender and health metrics, exploring the construction of an individualised gender equality measure in Peru using existing household survey data. Prior to commencing her PhD, she attended the University of Cambridge (Master of Philosophy in Public Health (Hon.) 2011) the University of Geneva (Advanced Certificate in Health and Human Rights, 2011) and the University of Newcastle Australia (Bachelor of Medicine  (Hon.) 2008). 

Geordan is affiliated with the UCL Economics of Global Health and UCL Gender and Global Health Groups. She is engaged with a participatory action research project against gender violence led by a network of community health volunteers in the Peruvian Amazon, and also oversees a complex community intervention to improve the quality of service engagement for homeless Indigenous Australians. 

Geordan concurrently works as the Medical Director of the NGO DB Peru, and is the Co-Founder of Global Health Disrupted, an organisation that enhances global health communication through research, technology, and the arts. She has worked as a global medic in various settings including remote Indigenous Australia, post-Tsunami Sri Lanka, the Peruvian Amazon, and rural Kenya.


 Shannon G, Motta A, Caceres C, Skordis-Worrall J, Bowie D, Prost A. Somos Iguales? Using a structural violence framework to understand gender and health inequities from an intersectional perspective in the Peruvian Amazon. Global Health Action. 2017;10(sup2):1330458

Shannon G. Refugees in their own land: how Indigenous people are still homeless in modern Australia. The Conversation UK. 2016. Available at []

Shannon G, Alberg C, Nacul L, Pashayan N. Preconception Healthcare and Congenital Disorders: Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Preconception Care Programs in the Prevention of Congenital Disorders. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2014; 18(6):1354-1379

Shannon G, Alberg C, Nacul L, Pashayan N. Preconception Healthcare Delivery at a Population Level: Construction of Public Health Models of Preconception Care. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2014; 18(6):1512-1531

G Shannon, C Alberg, L Nacul, N Pashayan. Preconception health care and congenital disorders: mathematical modelling of the impact of a preconception care programme on congenital disorders. BJOG. 2013;120(5):555-66

G Shannon, L Katzlenick, D Im, O H Franco. Millennium Development Goal Three: Evaluating gender equity in South Asia. Women Health. 2013;53(3):217-43

G Shannon, N Pashayan, O H Franco. Cervical Cancer in Indigenous women: the case of AustraliaMaturitas. 2011: 70(3);234-245


Evaluating Novo Nordisk’s Base of the Pyramid (BoP) project in Kenya

Gender-based violence prevention in the Amazon of Peru (GAP) Project

Medical Director, DB Peru -

Co-founder, Global Health Disrupted -