Rachel Hammonds is an internationally recognised global health specialist, human rights advocate, and licensed attorney with over 15 years of experience in international research design and execution, project management, human rights advocacy, and analysis. She has successfully led international, multi-disciplinary teams of researchers in designing research strategies to identify and address the challenges to realising health-related human rights in different contexts. A widely-published academic, Rachel Hammonds has teaching, consulting, and research experience spanning five continents. She has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed legal and medical journals and consulted for numerous international organisations including the WHO, UNAIDS, and MSF. Rachel is a founder and board member of the Brussels based non-profit, Mothers at Risk, which aims to reduce the vulnerability of women and girls living in poverty so they may have safer pregnancies and deliveries and reach motherhood healthier and better educated.