Dr. Laverack is an international leader in health and empowerment with a distinguished career for more than 30 years working in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific regions. Formerly working as the Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University he was also the Coordinator (Empowerment) at the WHO in Geneva. Dr. Laverack has a wide range of publications regarding empowerment including books in English, Russian, Estonian and German. He has a well-defined research agenda with a special interest in empowerment and the Sustainable Development Goals. His range of professional experience in many cross-cultural settings helps to provide a broad insight into his work.
Countries worked: Central Asia: Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Iran. S. Asia: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka. S.E. Asia: Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia. Western Asia: United Arab Emirates. Africa: Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, S.Africa, Liberia, Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone. Oceania: Fiji, Tonga, FSM, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Cook Is. Americas: Guyana, Brazil, Suriname, Canada. Europe: Albania, Germany, Estonia, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark.
Technical/Program Areas of Expertise: Design and management of health projects at national and community levels, public health promotion/education project management, Development of participatory community capacity building methods, Monitoring and evaluation of health sector programmes, Qualitative research methodologies, Training, teaching and materials development