Glenn Laverack is seen as a world leader in health promotion and empowerment and has a distinguished career for more than 25 years in public health working in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, and the Pacific regions. Formerly worked as the Coordinator (Empowerment) at the WHO in Geneva, he provided the strategic advice for the empowerment of health researchers with special attention to diseases of poverty, and as the Director of Health Promotion at University of Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. Laverack has a wide range of publications on empowerment including books in English, Russian, and German and forthcoming books in Japanese, Estonian, Spanish, Italian, and Farsi. His Ph.D. degree investigated the accommodation of community empowerment within top-down public health programming in the South Pacific. His range of professional experience in many cross-cultural settings helps to provide a broad insight into both the theoretical and practice aspects of public health. Dr. Laverack is committed to working with others to find solutions to the practical application of strategies to improve health outcomes.
Biography Updated on 5 October 2011