Prof Louise Ackers

School of Health & Society

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Professor Louise Ackers holds a Chair in Global Social Justice in the School of Health and Social Sciences at the University of Salford UK.
Her research focuses on the mobilities of the highly skilled mobility and knowledge transfer processes. Much of her work has explored mobility in the context of science careers and the internationalisation of research. In addition to academic outputs she has worked closely with the research councils in the UK and with the European Commission in the development of policy on internationalisation, impact and research careers. Over the past decade Professor Ackers has applied this expertise to understanding the contribution that mobile professional voluntarism and student mobilities can make to global health and avoiding the potential damage associated with these mobilities. Her substantive work on health systems change in Uganda includes projects on maternal sepsis and antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention control, limb loss and prosthetics and laboratory capacity building during COVID-19.
Professor Ackers is also part of team managing Knowledge For Change a charity registered in the UK and Uganda and focused on health systems change:

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • LLM

    1998 - 1999
  • Social Policy

    1985 - 1986
  • PhD Social Geography

    1981 - 1985
  • BSCEconomics

    1978 - 1981