Forum Advisory Group member since 2014
London, United Kingdom
Deputy Director and Public Health Lead, Harm Reduction International
Colleen has 23 years’ experience as a director, project manager and technical advisor in HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, gender, human rights, challenging operating environments and community systems strengthening, working to deliver access to essential health services. She has lived and worked in Australia, Kenya, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, the Kingdom of Tonga and the USA.
Colleen has successfully worked in a variety of settings, including for UN agencies, Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization, international NGOs Treatment Action Group and Health Action International, and the Tongan and Australian Governments (Department of Immigration and AusAID). She developed a global strategy on TB and human rights and worked with civil society to increase its capacity to engage with the Global Fund, UN agencies, donors and governments around TB and HIV. She worked to catalyse global leadership to accelerate momentum toward universal access for high-quality TB and TB/HIV services and to accelerate funding and progress in R&D for better tools to prevent, diagnose and treat TB. At WHO, Colleen was responsible for developing and implementing advocacy campaigns and communications strategies to accelerate TB/HIV service delivery in low- and middle-income countries. She is a member of the Technical Review Panel for the Global Fund and an Advisory Committee member for the Racial Diversity in Global Health Project.