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Dr Bernadette O

Dr Bernadette O'Hare

Senior Lecturer

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Dr O?Hare is a senior lecturer in Global Health. She is also a senior lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, Malawi and consultant paediatrician.

She has worked in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa as a paediatrician and public health doctor, most recently in Malawi since 2010. Between 2010-2015 full-time and 2016- 2020 part-time.

She is a former member of the Scottish Global Health Co-ordination Unit and a member of the executive committee of the Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA) in Malawi. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and a former member of the advocacy committee and the international board.


She is interested in the global influences on government revenue in low- and middle-income countries, and the impact this has on development and fundamental rights.

 These influences include tax revenue, debt service and military expenditure and she studies ways to quantify their impact in terms of access to fundamental rights (water, sanitation, education and healthcare), and the number of lives saved or lost. This project is called the Government Revenue and Development estimations, GRADE


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