Nadine has spent 20 years working in HIV and global health with both United Nations and civil society agencies, as well as in academic institutions in Asia, Africa and her home country, Ireland. Nadine was a co-founder and Executive Director of Health and Development Networks and lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for many years. Most of her career has been spent working in the South – more recently she returned to Ireland and is currently Operations Director with ESTHER Ireland and the Irish Forum for Global Health, giving her the opportunity to view and engage in development from the North.

She brings to ASAP her commitment to transform the well-being of people living in poverty worldwide. Her particular passion is working directly with communities. Nadine has specialist interest and expertise in policy and communication, dialogue and advocacy. She’s a highly skilled facilitator and manager, with the back-up of an international network of professional and personal contacts.

Her abilities range from strategic planning, evaluation, innovative social and community engagement on health issues to scoping and programme implementation. At this stage in her own professional development, she is particularly passionate about issues such as self-stigma affecting people living with HIV and survivors of gender-based violence.


Communities remain the key to effective responses to fight AIDS, TB and malaria. Now more than ever their voices need to be amplified and systems strengthened so the people living with the three diseases – those who know best – are leading these responses. Let’s keep our feet firmly rooted on the ground, our heads focused to enable clear thinking and responses instead of reactions, and our hearts open and connected to the people we serve and the issues we are engaged in.