External examiner Hazel Slavin is a Health Promotion and Communications specialist with expertise in sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.
She has an MSc in Health Education, an MA in Social Anthropology and two post graduate Diplomas, in Education and in Human Sexuality (sex therapy training). She was Principal Lecturer in Health Promotion at South Bank University, London.
Hazel has worked for a variety of donors including AMREF, AusAid, BBC World Service Trust, British Council, DFID (ODA), EC, FHI, FPA, Ford Foundation, Gates Foundation, Marie Stopes International, Save the Children (UK), WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.
She worked on a ground-breaking project for the BBC World Service Training in India, training radio and television producers to make sex education programmes. Recently she has been appointed as a member of the Global Advisory Group (iGAG) for the Gates Foundation-funded 'Innovations' initiative the goal of which is to identify and test innovative interventions for maternal, newborn, and child health (www.innovationsformnch.org).
She has worked in Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Hazel has held seven external examiner positions across the UK, most recently at the Institute of Education, London University, for the MA in International Development and Health Promotion.