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People Professor Robyn Norton

Professor of Global Health and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School


Professor of Global Health

Robyn Norton is co-founder and Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, a not-for-profit medical research institute that aims to increase the provision of safe, effective and affordable healthcare, especially for disadvantaged populations worldwide.  She is Professor of Global Health and James Martin Professorial Fellow at the University of Oxford, Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney and Honorary Professor at Peking University. 

The George Institute for Global Health has offices in the United Kingdom (Oxford), India (New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore), Australia (Sydney) and China (Beijing and Hong Kong).  With around 500 staff worldwide, The George Institute conducts a large program of population health, clinical care and health systems research, focusing on the development of innovative strategies to Increase access to safe, effective and affordable healthcare and to combat conditions responsible for the largest proportion of premature death and disability worldwide. From 2011-2014, The George Institute was ranked within the top 10 research institutions worldwide for the impact of its work. 

Professor Norton is internationally regarded for her research on the causes, prevention and management of injuries and the management of various critical conditions in surgical and intensive care settings. She has had a long-standing commitment to improving women’s health, ranging from better understanding the causes of liver cirrhosis in women to better management of hip fracture in women, particularly in resource-poor environments. Professor Norton has given many invited lectures on the topics of injury, trauma care and global health. In New Delhi in 2014, she delivered the inaugural University of Oxford-India Lecture entitled “Mobilising Healthcare: Harnessing Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship”.

Oxford Martin School

Oxford Martin School

Professor of Global Health and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow

Selected Publications

Media Coverage

Sep 2014
Grassroot Healthcare
May 2013
Global Health Author Q&A
Oct 2011
What do 7 billion people mean for our global future?