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Alison Morgan

Head, Maternal, Sexual And Reproductive Health
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
health systems
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Alison Morgan

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Maternal Health in Resource Poor Settings
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Alison Morgan


Dr Alison Morgan has over 30 years’ experience in global health research and practice with a focus on quality maternal and newborn health care. Her interest is in measurement and indicators for maternal and newborn health, quality improvement of complex health systems, and on how national governments can plan to reach health development goals.

She is an expert in maternal mortality measurement challenges and maternal health determinants and has conducted analyses of maternal health services in Nepal, China (Tibet), Ethiopia, Kenya, Indonesia and across the Pacific region. She currently co-chairs the WHO advisory group Mother and Newborn Information for Tracking Outcomes and Results (MoNITOR), and is part of the monitoring and evaluation working group advising on the Quality Equity Dignity (QED) initiative to reduce hospital based maternal deaths.
She is a renowned educator who set up the global health stream within the University of Melbourne’s Masters in Public Health and she led the design and delivery of the Nossal’s global course in health systems strengthening developed for UNICEF, which has seen 199 UNICEF staff from 70 countries complete a six month blended leaning program over 2017-2018.
She was on the steering committee for the Gates/AusAID funded multi-country investment case to reach MDGs 4&5 for the Asia Pacific, and the PI for the Nepal country case, and was a member of the technical advisory panel for the AusAID funded Women’s and Children’s Knowledge Hub. She has undertaken consultancies for WHO, UNICEF, DFAT (AusAID), and many international non-government organisations and private foundations.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 32 most recent scholarly works by Alison Morgan.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Award for Program Innovation 2019

FMDHS award for learning and teaching excellence


Ian Potter Foundation


Endeavour Research Fellowship


Australian Postgraduate Award





Head, Maternal, Sexual And Reproductive Health

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health


Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

University of Sydney

Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Learning and leadership

University of Melbourne