Professor Louise Ackers

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Building C501

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Current positions

Chair in Global Social Justice

Biography

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. 

Areas of research

Global Health, International Development, Skilled/Professional Mobilities, Antimicrobial Resistance, Supply Chain management in LMICs

Teaching

  • Global health
  • International development
  • International migration

Research Interests

  • Global Health
  • International Development
  • Skilled/Professional Mobilities
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Supply Chain management in LMICs

Qualifications and Memberships

Qualifications

  • Economics (London School of Economics), 2.1 (1981);
  • PhD Geography (LSE, 1985); MA Social Policy (Goldsmiths, 1986);
  • CPE (Nottingham Trent, 1992);
  • Postgraduate Certificate in European Law (Bristol, 1993);
  • LLM European Law by Research (Bristol,1999).