Head of International AMR Strategy and Delivery at UK Department of Health
Louise Norton-Smith is Head of Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy at the UK Department of Health and Social Care, as well as the G7 2021 Workstream Lead for AMR. She oversees a broad range of globally-facing AMR priorities, including the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF), the UK government’s diplomatic priorities on AMR and the office of the UK Envoy on AMR, Dame Sally Davies. Prior to joining the Civil Service in 2011, Louise was based in Paris and worked with Internews Europe, an international NGO specialising in media development and access to high-quality information. She has also worked in Sudan and Uganda in humanitarian response and sexual and reproductive health projects. Louise has master’s degrees in social anthropology and geography from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and in international development from the University of Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne), France where she was an Entente Cordiale scholar.