The UCL Centre for Gender, Health and Social Justice

Professor Sarah Hawkes

Professor Sarah Hawkes

Professor Sarah Hawkes


Professor of Global Public Health

Director, UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health

UCL Institute for Global Health

Co-Director, Global Health 50/50

Sarah Hawkes is the Director of the Centre for Gender and Global Health, and a medical doctor with a degree in sociology and a PhD in epidemiology. She is Professor of Global Public Health at University College London where she leads a research theme analysing the use of evidence in policy processes, particularly in relation to gender and health, and sexual health. She has lived and worked for much of the past 20 years in Asia, where she has gathered evidence, built capacity and helped develop policy for programmes focusing on gender, sexual health and human rights. She works closely with national governments, research organisations, WHO and UNFPA in Asia and the Middle East.