Nicolette Jackson

Casual Academic

Nicolette Jackson is a global health advocate who has been working for the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 2001.

She is passionate about making a difference and believes in the power of speaking out to help affect change, and has lived and worked in Malawi, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Russia, South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea.

Nicolette was MSF’s Deputy Head of Mission in Malawi for 3 years until late 2017. Issues she worked on included: prison health and human rights, exploring alternatives to detention for migrants, human resources for health, HIV civil society engagement, health funding, patients’ rights and drug stock outs.

Most recently she has undertaken short-term missions to MSF projects to analyse health financing trends and their impact on patients.

In addition to MSF, she has worked as an advocacy advisor for the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and as a communications advisor for the AIDS Project Management Group.

Prior to her humanitarian life, Nicolette was a radio producer for the ABC for 9 years, had a stint at a drama school in London called 'The Poor School' and worked for Sidetrack Theatre.

Nicolette joined the CSI UNSW education team in early 2020 and is keen to support others to envision and engage in effective change-making.

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