Hidemi Ueno is a project officer at the Global Health Centre. In addition to specific capacity building projects such as online courses and specific trainings the GHC offers, she is responsible for executive leadership programmes the GHC organises, together with partner institutions such as Chatham House and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is also working on the research project, THINK_SDGs together with the International Development Research Centre. For these projects, she works on the management operations and the implementation including the administrative aspects.
She obtained her Master’s degree in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva with a focus on Human and Social Development. Prior to her work at the Global Health Centre, she worked as an intern at the UNAIDS Geneva Office and as a field researcher for the CIOMAL Foundation through Applied Research Seminar. Before moving to Geneva, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts at Soka University of America in California, focusing on economics and anthropology within the sphere of the Social Behavioural Sciences.
Her particular areas of research interests are inclusive development and the human rights of people with disabilities. She is aiming to utilise her knowledge acquired from her liberal arts and interdisciplinary education to pursue her career in the field of grass-roots projects for people with disabilities in developing countries with holistic approaches including health, human rights, education, and socio-economics.