• KY16 9TF

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

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Government revenue losses and the impact on child rights in lower income countries

Personal profile

Research overview

Dr O'Hare is the deputy head of the Division of Infection and Global Health in the School of Medicine.
She leads the Government Revenue and Development Estimations, (GRADE) project. The team translate the impact of changes in government revenue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and chairs the International Strand of the Working Group on Climate Change.  She was recently seconded to the Scottish Global Health Co-ordination Unit where she initiated the Active Global Citizenship strand of work and currently is the lead champion of academia. She sits on the Scottish Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Global Health Executive Committee. She formerly sat on the advocacy committee and the international board of the RCPCH. Dr O’Hare worked in the NHS before working in Africa for ten years as a consultant paediatrician and public health doctor. 


Profile Keywords

Global Health Equality; Fundamental Human Rights; The Right to Health; Children's Rights; Paediatrics; Child Health

Academic/Professional Qualification


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, Child Mortality in Sub Saharan Africa: An Analysis of Upstream Factors, University of St Andrews

Award Date: 30 Nov 2015

External positions

Member of the World Health Organization Technical Advisory Group on Economics for Environment, Climate Change and Health (WHO TAG-EconECH), World Health Organization Geneva

Dec 2023 → …

Member of ISSOP E-bulletin Editorial Committee, International Society of Social Paediatrics

Nov 2023 → …

Chair of the International Strand of the working group on climate change, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

31 Mar 202128 Feb 2024

Lead Champion of Academia, Scottish Government Global Health Coordination Unit

1 Jun 2020 → …


  • HJ Public Finance
  • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services


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