Meet our Team

Our Team

At the IGHN, we work hard to support our members and get the message out across the whole of our extensive network, but this doesn’t happen by itself!

Our team is comprised of two important components – the Secretariat, who conduct the majority of IGHN operations, and our dynamic Student Outreach Group Members, who conduct events and outreach in academic campuses around Ireland, north and south.

The IGHN Secretariat

Nadine Ferris France

IGHN Executive Director

Nadine Ferris France is the Executive Director for the Irish Global Health Network and ESTHER Ireland. She is a communicator, writer, trainer and civil society activist with over 20 years’ experience in gender, HIV and global health. She has worked extensively with global, regional and national civil society networks on HIV and TB for many years as the co-founder and Executive Director of Health & Development Networks (HDN).

In addition to her experience within the NGO-field, she has also worked extensively with the World Health Organization and also lectures with various academic institutions. She is currently a member of the Programme Advisory Panel for the Robert Carr Civil Society Network Fund and the European AIDS Treatment Group. At this stage in her own professional development, she is particularly passionate about issues such as self-stigma affecting people living with HIV and survivors of gender-based violence. Nadine holds an MSc in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin. Her full profile is available at:

If you wish to contact Nadine, please email:

Maisie Jones

Programme and Communications Officer

Maisie holds a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from University College Cork, Ireland. She previously studied for her BSc Health and Society at Dublin City University, during which time her interest and passion for global health was peaked.

Her Masters research thesis focused on the barriers and facilitators to asylum seekers accessing sexual health services within the direct provision system, and she has been involved in several other health research projects including studies related to cancer genetics services, societal factors of the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, dementia in health promotion policy, and maternal, newborn, and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa.

She also holds a Professional Diploma in PR and Marketing Communications, a Diploma in Web Design, and a Professional Diploma in Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design.

Maisie is passionate about all areas of global and public health, especially migrant health, women’s health, and sexual and reproductive health. She began her journey at the Irish Global Health Network and ESTHER as a professional communications and events intern and progressed to her current role.

Visit Maisie’s full profile here, and get in touch via email

Nor Nasib

Finance Officer

Nor is the Finance Officer for the Irish Global Health Network and ESTHER  Ireland. She has more than 10 years of experience working with auditing and accounting companies ranging from big firms (KPMG & PWC) to small private practices and 5 years of experience working in charity organisations. She is acting Secretary and Treasurer for the non-profit Amal Women’s Association.

Nor is passionate about helping people in need. Her current volunteer work involves fundraising for emergency situations in Syria, Gaza, Palestine and Yemalso, as well as organising outreach and support for refugee groups and homeless living in Ireland.

In addition to her experience in financial roles, Nor is also a community leader in the global south, leading women and youth groups to take part in integrations projects with local community groups.

Her full profile is available at
To get in touch, please email:

Caragh Munn

Coordinator, ESTHER Ireland

Caragh Munn is the coordinator at ESTHER Ireland. She has 10 years’ experience in a variety of roles in Community and Global Health.

Her experience in managing and coordinating international partnerships and programs includes roles within the NGO sector, and working in Ethiopia supporting the National Network of People Living with HIV to deliver programmes to meet the needs of their members.

She also has experience in bridging the gap between healthcare providers in Ireland and marginalised populations, having worked in Traveller Primary Healthcare Programmes and most recently in Social Prescribing.

Caragh holds both a Master in Public Health and a Master in International Humanitarian Action.

James Hammersley

Grant Management & Communications Intern

James has a BA degree in Politics and International Relations from the University College Dublin, and last year completed an online MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Renmin University in China.

James is also currently working as a research intern at the Ireland China institute.

James is passionate about politics and international affairs and is interested in learning more about the impacts of geopolitics on global health.

Sarah Tanishka Nethan

Communications & Events Intern

Sarah is a Social Impact Designer and Strategist, with over 5 years of experience working at the intersection of Innovation, Social Research, and Behavioural Science on pertinent global health and development challenges. Committed to achieving global health equity, she is currently pursuing her second postgraduate degree – MSc in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin, with a previous one in Master of Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai (India).

Her cross-sectoral portfolio spans Maternal and Child Health, Sexual Reproductive Health, Infectious Diseases (including COVID-19), Gender Equality, Environment Health, Education and Sustainable innovation wherein she has developed inclusive and human-centric interventions by marrying her expertise in Design Thinking and Service Design with Participatory Research. Over the years, she has collaborated with non-profits, State governments, and multilateral organizations to deconstruct human behaviour and translate behavioural insights into pragmatic solutions for vulnerable populations. Through these engagements, she has worked on projects associated with the likes of the World Health Organization, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UN Women, Project Concern International, World Design Organization, Government of Uttar Pradesh (National Health Mission, India), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (India), and HCDExchange, among others.

Visit Sarah’s full profile here and get in touch via email

Gloria Oluwole

Communications and National Student Outreach Intern

Gloria is a physician by training with years of global public health experience in developing countries. Over the course of her career, she has undertaken clinical and managerial roles in Hospitals, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Healthcare Maintenance Organizations(HMOs). Furthermore, her experience cuts across public and private sectors. Specific areas of expertise include: clinical medicine, HIV, tuberculosis, healthcare financing and management of grant-funded programs. 

She is currently a Master of Global Health candidate at the University of Barcelona. Her research focuses on the social and behavioural aspects of malaria prevention and control. 

Gloria has an avid interest in all aspects of global health and is thrilled to explore new areas in the field through this internship. 

To contact her, please email:  

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