Centenary Medal – Meaghan Thumath

A global health nurse and policy maker, Meaghan is a Trudeau Scholar at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Evidence Based Intervention (CEBI) researching the impact of drug policy and child welfare systems on maternal mortality.

For over a decade Meaghan has provided technical assistance to international organizations such as WHO, UNDP, UNAIDS, the World Bank and the Global Fund to End AIDS, TB and Malaria supporting health systems improvement in Central Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa. In Canada, she has served as the Chief of Staff (Senior MA) to the Minister of Mental Health and Addiction, as clinical coordinator of North America’s first supervision injection facility, Insite, and as a Street Nurse and Senior Practice Leader at the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Meaghan’s academic interests include health systems, gender equity and access to health care for marginalized populations. She is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Nursing and holds clinician scientist affiliations with the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity. She has a Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and is a registered nurse with advanced practice certification in sexual and reproductive health and a Goldcorp Fellowship in Addiction Nursing.