Claire Brolan

Claire focuses on cross-cutting health and development policy, planning and governance issues around Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation in Australia and in Asia and the Pacific. Claire’s research serves to promote health equity and rights, the social determinants of health, and good-governance for impactful and socially accountable evidence-based SDG policy interventions.

With 60 peer-reviewed and other publications behind her, and engagement in a number of international health policy research projects (including a 13 institute research collaborative advising the European Commission on SDG 3 (and broader 2030 Agenda) formulation (2012 – 2015)), Claire tackles complex SDG policy and planning challenges by applying a mix of interdisciplinary research techniques and analytic approaches that draw on her extensive international law, global health policy, social science, public health, and health and human rights education, training, and in–the-field experience.

Claire’s research approach reflects the fact the SDGs articulate a series of complex, transboundary, intergenerational social, economic and environmental challenges and that responding to these will require three key elements:

(1) Interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral, multi-stakeholder research;

(2) Systemic change grounded in strong governance (including participatory governance) frameworks;

(3) SDG policy, planning and monitoring that involve genuine, path-breaking synergetic partnerships at all levels (local, regional, and global).