Collete Cunningham, MPH

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Colette Cunningham is currently the Online Education Coordinator for the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at University College Cork. She is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Online Master of Public Health (MPH) and is the also course coordinator and lecturer for the modules: Global Health and Development, International Perspectives on Global Health, and The BIG Four: HIV, TB, Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases.


A nurse by profession with an MPH and M.A. in Public Policy, she has a vast and varied experience in Global Public Health, HIV/AIDS, and in adult and children’s palliative care. She has worked extensively across Africa, predominantly working with Ministries of Health in health system strengthening and capacity building. .

Selected Publications:

Paediatric Palliative Care: Global Perspectives (Springer, 2012); Children’s Palliative Care in Africa, (Oxford University Press, 2009)


Rising to the challenges: managing change in an era of rapid scaling-up of HIV/AIDS activities – the experience of Zambian Hospices ,  in Government, Public Policy and Management: A Reader,  Vol 1,31-47, The University of York , UK.


Psychosocial Counselling of HIV+ Children and Adolescents, 2008, ANECCA, CRS, AIDSRelief and its French counterpart.  

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