Prof. Therese Hesketh
Professor Therese Hesketh is a Professor in Global Health specialising in the impact of difficult circumstances on the health and psychosocial well-being of children; reproductive health, demographic change and health systems in China. Trained in paediatrics in Bristol and London, Therese has worked with NGOs and UN organisations in China, Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos as a clinical teacher and manager of health programmes. These included the development of the first Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in China and the first neonatal outreach programme for the training of doctors and nurses. Since joining CIHD she has developed a number of research projects in China in adolescent and reproductive health. She has explored the epidemiology of hepatitis B and C, STIs and HIV, the vertical transmission of infection and the impact of population policy on the health of women and children in China.