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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 Implementation, a joint post between the University of St Andrews, Scotland and the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Malawi.
She is also a senior lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, Malawi and consultant paediatrician. She has extensive experience caring for children vertically infected with HIV. She is a member of the executive committee of the Malawian Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA) and chair of PACHA advocacy committee.  She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and a former member of the advocacy committee and the international board.

She works with a multidisciplinary group in Malawi and the UK who are interested in the impact of economic policies, including tax justice on children’s access to the SDG 3, 4 and 6, which are critical determinants of health and minimum core human rights. The group’s analytical work on the impact of tax abuse on child health was used by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows

She supervises Masters and PhD students in Malawi and the UK on upstream barriers and remedies to the goal of minimum core rights for all children. 

Research overview

Funded projects


Prof W Stones, Dr B O'Hare, Dr E Chipeta



Gender Equality and Reproductive Health Improvement Initiative in Malawi



Mr N Lufesi and Dr B O’Hare on behalf of the Paediatric and Child Health Association, Malawi PACHA


Improving the Quality of Critical Neonatal Care in 13 referral facilities in Malawi


2015 – 2020

B O’Hare and Dr F Namboya on behalf of the College of Medicine

Funder Elma Philanthropies

Training of 30 BSc for Clinical officers in Malawi within the context of a managed clinical network

2013 -2016

O’Hare B, Kumwenda J, Joerg H, Maleta K Mipando M on behalf of the College of Medicine

Funder Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Funding for the training and support of 36 specialist clinical officers in the setting of a managed clinical network in Malawi


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