Cristina Fernandez Turienzo

Cristina Fernandez Turienzo

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    Cristina is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Women & Children’s Health in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King's. Her background is in nursing, midwifery and public health with more than sixteen years of clinical and research experience in a wide range of international settings. She is a PRINCE2 practitioner and holds a Diploma in Tropical Nursing, a MPH and a PhD in Public Health.

    Cristina has experience in clinical research in tropical and infectious diseases, design and evaluation of complex interventions in maternal and child health, and mixed methods implementation research with a focus to improve outcomes, safety and quality of care and reduce inequalities. She is one of the cofounders of the UK Chagas Hub, a consultant for the WHO; and worked as a technical advisor for the WHO CC for nursing and midwifery public health, and collaborated in different projects (e.g. King's Zambia and Somaliland Partnerships, Doctors of the World). She supervises MSc and PhD students, peer reviews for high impact journals and contributes to various committee and advisory panels for national funding applications.

    Cristina's main interests include hybrid trials in global health, implementation and policy, particularly within the area of sexual and reproductive health as well as maternal, child and adolescent health; she is open to enquiries from prospective students with similar research interests.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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