Professor Lenore Manderson   
Prof Lenore Manderson -- headshotChair, Scientific Advisory Group

Prof Lenore Manderson, PhD, FASSA, FWAAS, is Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology in the School of Public Health, The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Visiting Distinguished Professor at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society and Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. She has previously held positions in Australia as Professor of Medical Anthropology (Monash University, 2006-2013), Professor of Women’s Health (University of Melbourne, 1999-2005), and Professor of Tropical Health (University of Queensland, 1988-1998). She was awarded an inaugural Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship in 2001, and took this up at Melbourne and Monash universities from 2002-2007. She holds appointment as honorary professor at Khon Kaen University, Thailand, and is an adjunct professor in both the School of Social Sciences and the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University.

Dr Manderson has played a lead role in training and research in inequality, social exclusion and marginality, the social determinants of infectious and chronic disease, gender and sexuality, immigration, ethnicity and inequality, in Australia, Southeast and East Asia (including Malaysia, China, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan), South Africa and Ghana, and most recently in the Solomon Islands. She is the author, editor or co-author of almost 540 books, articles, book chapters and reports, and has trained to graduation over 130 higher degree students and mentored dozens of other trainees, research interns and colleagues in Australia and overseas. She was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia in 1995 and Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science, in 2004. She has been a member of STAC (Scientific Technical and Advisory Committee) of WHO/TDR since 2012, and in 2015, she will also be a member of the new Scientific Working Group on Vectors, Environment and Society of WHO/TDR.

Prof Manderson has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Group since 2011.