Margie Peden
Head of the Global Injury Programme, The George Institute for Global Health,
WHO Collaborating Centre on Injury Prevention
and Trauma Care, Oxford, UK

Margie Peden was educated at the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch in South Africa, her native country. She holds degrees in nursing and epidemiology. She obtained her PhD from the University of Cape Town in 1997. She was a senior scientist at the Medical Research Council in Cape Town for 7 years where she was involved with the development of an injury surveillance system for the country. She has extensive experience in road safety, child injury prevention and alcohol-related injuries.

Margie worked at the World Health Organization for 17 years as the Coordinator of the Unintentional Injury Prevention Team (UIP). In that position, she co-ordinated work in the areas of unintentional injury prevention (focused mainly on road safety), child injuries, injury surveillance/surveys and alcohol and drug-related injuries. She was the executive editor of both the World report on road traffic injury prevention, which was launched on World Health Day 2004, and the World report on child injury prevention released in Vietnam in December 2008. She also coordinated three of the Global status reports on road safety.

After her retirement in 2018, Margie joined the George Institute as head of the Global Injury Prevention Programme. Margie's work focuses on how to prevent unintentional injuries, particularly in resource-strapped countries.

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