Division: Institute for Global Health and Development

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Oonagh O’Brien (BA, Cert Ed, Cert Health Ed) is a Lecturer in the Institute for Global Health and Development.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Funded Projects
  • Teaching & Learning

Oonagh O’Brien is a lecturer at IGHD and is an anthropologist with over twenty years experience of working in gender, HIV and sexual health.


Oonagh has carried out extensive research and monitoring and evaluation projects, particularly in the fields of Gender and Sexual Health in a number of settings including Europe, Colombia, Uganda, Nepal and South Africa.

Research Grants & Contracts Funding:

  • Project: My Voice

Oonagh is currently the lead researcher for MY Voice, a Scottish Government funded participatory action research project partnering with Waverly Care which aims to gather the attitudes perceptions and experiences of women and men from communities affected by female genital mutilation in Scotland. 

Project dates: September 2015 – July 2016

Oonagh is Module Coordinator for our Gender, Health and Development module and also teaches on Sexual and Reproductive Health.  She also supervises a number of PhD candidates with topics in the areas of migration, HIV and sexual health.


  • PG NM112 Gender Health and Development