Corinne Packer


Corinne Packer is Senior Researcher at the University of Ottawa’s Institute of Population Health, working on global health equity matters, and Senior Manager of the Population Health Improvement Research Network funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. Her principal areas of research include reproductive health and rights, harmful traditional practices, women’s rights and, more recently, the international migration of health professionals. She has authored and co-edited books, and contributed to numerous scholarly compilations, journals, conferences and training programs.
Corinne has previously worked as a consultant for, inter alia: The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (evaluating the Technical Cooperation Branch of the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights); the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (notably on the matter of reproductive health in refugee situations); the Council of Europe (on women‘s reproductive health equality and on Romani women‘s reproductive health in general); and for The Netherlands’ Ministries of Foreign Affairs (with regard to the successful Dutch campaign for membership on the UN Security Council) and of Social Affairs and Employment (regarding Dutch policy on the human rights of women).
In 2003-2004, she was a Research Fellow at the Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University’s School of Public Health. Since 2004, she has assisted on projects at HRI and was its Executive Director from 2007 to 2009, after which she joined HRI’s Board of Directors.

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