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Bridget Pratt

Snr Res Fellow-Sidney Sax Pub Hlth O/S Fellowship
Global health research
Health systems research
Social Justice
Community engagement
Data sharing
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Bridget Pratt

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
International Research Ethics
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Bridget Pratt


Bridget Pratt is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. She is also Associate Faculty in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

From 2013-2015, Bridget was a Hecht-Levi fellow at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and research fellow in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a recipient of an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Sidney Sax Public Health Overseas Fellowship (2013-2017), an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2017-2020), and a Visitng Professorship to Utrecht University (2019-2020) from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Bridget’s research interests include the ethics of global health research, health systems research, and health development programs, with a focus on equity and social justice. Her research program elaborates an account of what equitable global health research collaboration looks like. Through her research, Bridget aims to deepen our understanding of how health research grants programs and projects should be designed to generate new knowledge that will improve healthcare and systems for those who experience disadvantage and marginalisation. In her work, she uses a combination of applied philosophy and qualitative methods, reflecting her belief that the most robust ethical guidance is informed by both theory and practice. Bridget's current research focuses on community engagement in research agenda-setting. She is developing ethical guidance on how to meaningfully engage and partner with communities that experience marginalisation when setting research agendas.

Bridget received her PhD in bioethics in 2012 and her Masters in International Health in 2009 from Monash University in Australia. Her dissertation focused on applying capability theory to identify the ethical requirements necessary to link international clinical research to improved health and research capacity in host communities in developing countries. She also received her B.Sc. in Biology from Haverford College in 2005, after which she worked as a research assistant in an HIV vaccine laboratory at the University of Melbourne.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Mark S. Ehrenreich Prize in Healthcare Ethics Research

International Association of Bioethics


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NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship





Snr Res Fellow-Sidney Sax Pub Hlth O/S Fellowship

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Vice Chair- Ethics Working Group

Health Systems Global


International Association of Bioethics


Dcotor of Philosophy

Monash University

Master of International Health

Monash University

Bachelor of Science

Haverford College