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Emma Richardson



Instructor/Tutor, MSc Global Health Program

Emma Richardson is a Tutor in the Master of Science in Global Health program at McMaster. While completing her PhD in Health and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Toronto she worked as a strategic planning consultant with the United Nations System Staff College (supporting individual UN Country offices) and at the Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital.

Building on her prior experience in Central America, she is currently involved in research about access to family planning for young, married women in rural, indigenous Guatemala. She previously worked as a programme manager at the United Nations Population Fund in Honduras, supporting the development of the national youth policy, and in Guatemala managing adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health programs. She also worked in Nicaragua at the United Nations World Food Programme, MEDA (a Canadian NGO) and the World Bank.

Emma Richardson holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics and International Studies, with a focus on Latin America, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.