Our Team

Our Team

At the IFGH, 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 IFGH operations, and our dynamic Student Outreach Group Members, who conduct events and outreach in academic campuses around Ireland, north and south.

The IFGH Secretariat

Nadine Ferris France

IFGH Operations Director

Nadine Ferris France is the Operations Director for the Irish Forum for Global Health 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:https://ie.linkedin.com/in/nadinefrance1

If you wish to contact Nadine, please email: nadine@globalhealth.ie

Steve Macdonald

IFGH Communications Coordinator

Steve manages the outgoing communications streams of the IFGH and ESTHER Ireland, to help keep members informed of news and upcoming events, as well as overseeing the strategic linking of IFGH/ESTHER Ireland communications with current events and other organisations in the fields of global health and development. He is also involved in generating original content for the IFGH website. Steve has a PhD. in biological sciences, with 5 years experience as a postdoctoral scientist, and his research has been published internationally in peer-reviewed journals, including recent work on the interaction of Tuberculosis with the human immune system. He also holds an MSc. in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin, and his current professional interests include global health advocacy, and research around HIV self-stigma.

If you wish to contact Steve, please email: steve@globalhealth.ie

Sadhbh Lee

IFGH Communications Intern

Sadhbh graduated as a junior doctor from Trinity College Dublin in 2016. Her particular areas of interest within the global health field are maternal health and the link between climate change and health. She has experience in organising grassroots environmental campaigns, as well as working as an ambassador for the ONE campaign. In the future, she hopes to train as a obstetrician and continue on her path in global health in this area.

In her role as Communications Intern, she works with Steve to maintain the IFGH’s social media platforms, and also helps out with the running of IFGH events. She is the direct contact and co-ordinator for the Student Outreach Group.

If you wish to contact Sadhbh, please email: sadhbh@globalhealth.ie

Jasmine Huber

IFGH Professional Intern

Jasmine moved from Canada to Ireland last year to complete her MSc in Global Health at Trinity College Dublin. She teamed up with Nadine Ferris France for her dissertation exploring beliefs and experiences underlying self-stigma among sex workers working in Vietnam. Her interests within global health are focused on protecting human rights for health specifically in relation to gender, while still holding onto her passion for mental health from her first degree in psychology. Jasmine is excited to continue her path within global health and working for IFGH/ESTHER Ireland. 
As the Professional Intern for IFGH/ESTHER Ireland, she is responsible for overseeing the 2017 small grant round. She is also helping with M&E and the annual report. 
If you wish to contact Jasmine, please email: jasmine@globalhealth.ie

Student Outreach Group

The IFGH Student Outreach Group was formed to give students a stronger voice in the IFGH. It is composed of a group of current students and recent graduates of courses related to global health and development. This group allows the students to contribute new and innovative ideas, helps ensure that the IFGH is meeting student needs, and provides members with exciting opportunities and connections in the field of global health. Read more here.