Professor Devi Sridhar

SpecialityChair in Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh

Devi Sridhar is a Professor at the University of Edinburgh where she holds a Personal Chair in Global Public Health. She is Founding Director of the Global Health Governance Programme and holds a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.

Recipient of a Rhodes scholarship, Devi holds an MPhil and a DPhil from Oxford University as well as a BS from the University of Miami’s Honors Medical Program. Prior to her appointment at Edinburgh, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University and an Associate Professor in Global Health Politics and Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford University.

Devi is the author of two books: ‘Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?’ (OUP, 2017) and ‘The Battle against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance and the World Bank’ (OUP, 2007). She has published her work in Nature, Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet and the British Medical Journal. 

Devi has served on the board of Save the Children UK, the World Economic Forum Council on the Health Industry, the expert review group of the Wellcome Trust, the Advisory Board of the Financial Flows Program at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

She has co-chaired the Harvard School of Public Health/London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola.

Devi is also an Editorial Board Member for the Journal Public Health and is a regular media commentator on global public health issues, contributing to reports and interviews for the BBC World Service, BBC News, Sky News, STV, BBC Radio 4 & 5, BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, BBC Northern Ireland and other news outlets.