Rose is a humble and visionary leader.
She is a true champion of women and girls and all people living in complex environments and coping with multiple disadvantages.
Rose is a global inspiration to so many people. She is committed to using science and research to improve outcomes for people and to ensure a better life for all.
It has been an honour and a privilege to know Rose and her team and to work with her over the last 20 years.

Professor Caroline Homer AO RM MMedSc(ClinEpi) PhD
Co-Program Director: Maternal and Child Health, Burnet Institute
Emeritus Professor of Midwifery, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
(and leading midwifery research academic in Australia)

Dr McGready’s innovative work has changed global policy thanks to the World Health Organisation’s implementation of her findings and has greatly reduced maternal and neonatal mortality in malaria endemic areas globally.
Her work on pregnancy-related infectious diseases, particularly in first trimester, would not have been possible without her dedicated care of women and their trust in the services provided under Dr McGready’s leadership.
Encouraging every woman to attend early, to return if she feels unwell and to make sure she has a safe birth remain as important as getting sophisticated tests carried out in laboratories locally and internationally.

Dr Kevin C Kain MD
Canada Research Chair
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, Sandra-Rotman Centre for Global Health
Science Director, Tropical Disease Unit, UHN-Toronto General Hospital

I first met Rose in 1995 on the Thai-Myanmar border, when she had just started to build her incredible maternal and child health program for refugees and migrants.
Rose embodies all the attributes of an exceptional leader – humility, focussed on developing all members of team, pursuing research that benefits women and children living in disadvantaged environments, and working effectively across cultures by developing clinical guidelines for all ethnic minorities in the communities where she works.
Rose has dedicated the last 25 years of her life to improve the lives of women and children living in refugee camps, and I am honoured to have known her and collaborated on her impactful research program.

Professor Julie Anne Simpson BSc PGradDip PhD
Director of Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health Research
Head of Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Rosie is a legend. When I met her in 1994 in a Karen refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border, she was adamant that she was just visiting for a few months and didnt know anything about research. 30 years on, Rose is still living on the border, having dedicated her life to improving the health of pregnant women and babies in disadvantage communities.
She provides wonderful care but continually seeks better ways of treating her patients, carefully documenting the treatment and outcomes of more than 70,000 pregnant women. From her incredible experience she has published >250 research articles that have changed the way in which pregnant women with malaria are managed globally.
Her impact in the field is amazing and inspirational not only to her team of local nurses, but also the next generation of scientists embarking on careers in global health.

Professor Ric Price MD FRACP FRCP FRCPath FMedSci FAHMS
Professor of Global Health at Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia
Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK