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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 College of Medicine, University of Malawi. She is also a senior lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, Malawi and consultant paediatrician.

She is interested in the upstream barriers to children not having access to their core human rights such as water, sanitation, shelter and healthcare. 

She has recently been awarded funding to study these barriers.

She is a member of the executive committee of the Malawian Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA) and chair of PACHA advocacy. 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 is a Co-Investigator on the Global Early Adolescent Study in Malawi.


Research overview

Funded projects

B O'Hare, Janine Illian, Elizabeth Ashford, Ali Watson, Patrick Hayden, Caroline Humfress, David Ulph 

GLIST - A study of the upstream barriers to children's rights to their determinants of health/survival rights.


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



Gender equality and adolescent health.



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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