Gray J. Nicola

International Association for Adolescent Health, Vice President-European Region

Nicola Gray, PhD, FFRPS, FRPharmS, FSAHM, is a pharmacist health services researcher at the University of Huddersfield in the UK, Dr Gray’s research interests are in self-care, self-medication in chronic illness, health literacy and online health information as they relate to adolescent health and wellbeing. More recently, as the new co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair ‘Global Health and Education’, she has been undertaking research about intersectoral working in schools as a result of the COVID pandemic.

She was awarded a Harkness Fellowship in International Health Care Policy in 2001 by the Commonwealth Fund of New York City, which supported a pioneering study of adolescents’ use of the Internet for health information, and US health services and policy, in the USA in 2001/2. She was awarded Fellowship of the US Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine in 2010 for research and national leadership in adolescent health, and Fellowship of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for distinction in her profession in 2018.

Dr Gray is a technical advisor to UNESCO Health and Education Section for the upcoming first UNESCO School Health and Nutrition Global Status Report, and a new Governing Board Member of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE). She has been engaged by PMNCH as one of the lead authors on a planned BMJ Collection of papers to underpin preparation for the forthcoming multi-agency Adolescent Wellbeing Global Summit in 2023, for an analysis paper on Education, Skills and Employability.

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