Anna Dare

Centre for Global Health Research

Anna Dare is a CIHR post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Global Health Research, University of Toronto. She has a long-standing interest in improving access to surgical care for disadvantaged populations. Her current research focuses on quantifying the burden of surgical disease in low- and middle-income countries and relating this to access to care using verbal autopsy data, household surveys and geostatistical interpolation techniques.

Originally from New Zealand, Anna received her MBChB from the University of Auckland in 2008. She embarked on a clinical career in general surgery at Auckland City Hospital prior to moving to the United Kingdom to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge in 2011 as a Commonwealth Woolf Fisher Scholar. After completing her PhD, Anna worked as a Research Fellow in Global Surgery at the King’s Centre for Global Health, King’s College London, developing their programmatic, research and teaching activities in the emerging field of global surgery.

Anna currently serves as a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and is a member of the WHO Global Initiative for Essential and Emergency Surgical Care. Her clinical and research work has taken her throughout the Western Pacific, South Asia, Africa and most recently to Canada.