Professor Trudie Lang
Professor Trudie Lang is a Senior Research Fellow of Green Templeton College. She is Professor of Global Health Research at the University of Oxford and Head of the Global Health Network, Oxford.
My career has focused on combating diseases of poverty through the generation of high quality evidence. I have worked in industry, academia and UN organisations. Within each role I have applied my aim to drive better health outcomes in vulnerable communities by enabling local leadership and ground-up implementation of high quality health research studies. Within the University of Oxford, I devised and lead The Global Health Network, which is a major international collaborative enterprise that sets out to improve health by improving research. We achieve this by finding better processes, building local capacity, supporting careers and enabling research in situations and diseases where life-saving data is woefully lacking. This is a global effort that is highly innovative and is changing behaviour in that. This has persuaded researchers to exchange methods and share knowledge in order to deliver faster, better and more efficient progress through the application of digital technology and the sharing phenomena. Involving over 35 major international consortia and over 500,000 researchers and frontline health care workers, this is developing research careers and fostering new methods and processes in highly complex settings.