Senior Consulting Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security
Emma Ross

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Emma Ross has advised the Centre on strategy and communications since 2010 and is also managing editor of the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, a leading reference book on infectious diseases for public health specialists and epidemiologists that is updated on a rolling basis.

In addition, she works as a strategic communications specialist, writer and editor with non-profit organizations involved in medical research, public health or global health, to support them in developing and articulating their messages and work, and in managing reputation-sensitive issues.

Prior to this, she was a long-time medical correspondent at the Associated Press until 2006, guiding the world’s largest news organization’s coverage of health news coming out of Europe, Africa and Asia. 

She was on the frontline of many of the major international health stories, including global health challenges and debates in public health policy and medical ethics.

After her time at the AP, Emma went on to the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva as news team leader to advise the director-general and head news operations there, before returning to London.

She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in the United States.