Ms Lisa Montel
CONCORD Programme, and PhD Student
I come from a legal background and specialised in human rights during my Masters in the Netherlands. I volunteered in Burkina Faso in a health and education centre and taught French and Maths to children with no opportunities.
For two years, I embarked on a journey to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, and here at the School with the Centre for Evidence in Disability. I worked on a global consultation project on inclusion of persons with disabilities in low and middle income countries.
I am now working with the Cancer Survival Group. I am the administrative manager of the CONCORD programme on global surveillance of cancer survival. I liaise with our collaborators across 70 countries.
In January 2018, I also started a PhD combining both my legal background and my experience in global health. I am looking at the right to health for cancer patients and more specifically I am researching on human rights-based approaches to health and cancer control. I am also looking at how laws and policies impact cancer outcomes, in particular survival.