Anneke Schmider

Associate Fellow, Global Health Programme


Anneke is a political economist who focuses on global health strategy, governance and innovation. Her portfolio of work includes research and policy projects for WHO, Canada IDRC, DFID, Australia’s DFAT, and the World Bank.

She has previously delivered award-winning initiatives to improve health and life sciences research and analysis at government level in Australia, and has advised on major investments in health and life sciences policy.

During her time at the World Health Organisation Anneke worked closely with countries in Africa and Asia, working closely with partners including Canada IDRC, UNICEF and the World Bank.

She holds graduate and postgraduate qualifications including an MSc focused on global health innovation, policy and financing; and postgraduate qualifications in health and life sciences innovation policy.

Her current PhD studies focus on innovation, evidence and partnerships for global health strategy and financing.

Past experience

2017 - present International portfolio of global health projects (London-based)

World Health Organization, Finalist: Women’s Agenda Award, Australia


Director, Health and Vital Statistics and Director, international Programmes, Australian Bureau of Statistics, National NATSTATS Award, Pacific VS Team, Outstanding Leadership Award, ABS 


Assistant government statistician, Queensland Treasury,  Australia Day Award (Office of Economic and Statistical Research)