Dinnah (Dina) Rippon JD, LL.M, MPH
Dina is coordinating the development of the Wellcome Trust-supported International Research Network on the Ethics of Collaborative Global Health Research. She is keen to hear from others engaged in the field of research ethics. If you would like to join the Network or learn more about this initiative (or have other questions relating to the global health ethics work at the Ethox Centre) do get in touch with her. You can email her directly at: email@example.com.
The International Research Network, which is a joint initiative of the Ethox Centre in Oxford and the Wellcome-KEMRI Unit in Kilifi, Kenya, aims to build ethics expertise and capacity both in the United Kingdom and in developing countries – with a particular emphasis on building capacity at the Wellcome Trust’s Major Overseas Programme sites.
The Network aims to support knowledge-sharing and communication amongst those interested in the ethical issues surrounding global health research; collaborate in research activities that develop capacity in global health research; and encourage local research initiatives in developing country sites.
Dina is a human rights lawyer and public health professional. She holds a J.D. Degree from the University of Toronto, a LL.M Degree from Columbia University, and a MPH Degree from Harvard.
Throughout the years Dina has focused on advancing and promoting the right to health, especially in the area of sexual and reproductive rights, and has also worked on women’s rights and gender empowerment more broadly.
More recently, she specialized in examining the intersections between human rights and public health while at the Program on International Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her experience includes analysing the intersections between rights and health from research, policy, and programmatic angles, promoting a rights-based approach to health, and leading training sessions on the implementation of rights-based approaches.