Fiona Lander is a medical doctor and legal graduate whose interest areas include health rights, law and global health. After graduating with a double degree in Medicine and Law from Monash University in 2009, Fiona moved to Mumbai to work with Lawyers Collective, a non-government organisation established by Mr Anand Grover, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health.
During Fiona’s two years in Mumbai, she undertook international fact-finding missions to Guatemala, Syria, Ghana and Australia, and organised regional consultation meetings in Kenya, Russia, Hungary, and Afghanistan. During this time she also lectured at the Copenhagen School of Global Health, and was selected as a participant in Geneva’s Graduate Institute Executive Course in Global Health Diplomacy.
Fiona is currently undertaking research in Australian/Indian comparative public health, law, and the intersection between global human rights law and economics. She works as a doctor at Austin Health, and commenced working as a graduate lawyer with Corrs Chambers Westgarth in 2013. Fiona previously worked with the Health and Human Rights team in WHO, Geneva, and was a Board Member of the Victorian Division of the Australian Red Cross. She received an Australian Leadership Award from the ADC Forum in 2012.
Fiona also works as a singer in her spare time, and enjoys travelling and speaking Hindi (very badly).