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Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare


Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare
Postal address:
School of Medicine
Medical & Biological Sciences
North Haugh
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 46

Research overview

Dr O’Hare is a senior lecturer in Global Health. She is also a senior lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, Malawi and consultant paediatrician.

She has worked in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa as a paediatrician and public health doctor, most recently in Malawi since 2010. Between 2010-2015 full-time and 2016-  part-time.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), sits on the Working Group on Climate Change and chairs the International Strand.  She was seconded to the Scottish Global Health Co-ordination Unit where she initiated the Active Global Citizenship strand of work and currently is the lead champion of academia. She is a member of the executive committee of the Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA) in Malawi. and is a member of the advocacy committee. She formerly sat on the advocacy committee and the international board of the RCPCH.


Research overview

Dr O'Hare studies the global influences on government revenue in low- and middle-income countries, and the impact this has on development and fundamental rights.

 These influences include tax revenue, debt service, and military expenditure and she studies ways to quantify their impact in terms of access to fundamental rights (water, sanitation, education and healthcare), and the number of lives saved or lost. This project is called the Government Revenue and Development estimations, GRADE


PhD research projects available

Global impediments to health equality between and within countries.

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