I very much enjoyed my commission for The George Institute for Global Health to photograph 4 remarkable women researchers from the Institute. Offices of the Institute in China, India, Australia were also taking part with their own portraits. My work often allows me to meet and photograph people who have made a special contribution and I feel very lucky my profession brings these opportunities.
Shobhana is a primary care physician with a special interest in global maternal child health. Her DPhil project involves adopting a life-course approach to women’s health and the prevention of non-communicable diseases. She is performing research into the development of a complex intervention using mHealth technology in the context of rural India to screen, refer and manage women with high-risk pregnancies in the postpartum period.
Margie’s work focuses on how to prevent unintentional injuries, particularly in resource-strapped countries.
While road injuries are the biggest issue, Margie’s work also canvases other significant problems of drowning, burns and falls, and identifies interventions that could save lives. Her research looks at what works, specifically in developing countries. It will provide evidence on how to prevent injuries before they happen. But it will also hope to look at the post-crash phase, working with nurses – who are the mainstay of healthcare provision in developing countries – to provide optimum treatment management
Her research is primarily focused on the determination and quantification of major and modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases and how these associations may differ between women and men.