Dr Ayat Abu-Agla is a Public Health consultant, with a MBBS, MPH, Medical Doctorate in Community Medicine and a MFPH-RCP UK. She has over a decade of diverse work experience in LMICs (mainly Sudan) through positions in healthcare, academia and professional associations. Her research is in the areas of Reproductive health, health systems and human resources for health (HRH) in post conflict and LMICS. Among the projects she led was the first mapping of health and medical educational pipeline survey in Sudan, the health labour market study with WHO-HQ/EMRO/AFRO, HRH migration, Sudan-Ireland Partnership Program (in health, training and HRH and development of a nationally endorsed performance tool for PHC community midwives in Sudan. She is currently based at the Centre for Global Health at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). She lectures on Reproductive Health and HRH as the global health lead in the Masters of Development Practice at TCD. She also serves as TDR/WHO Implementation Research temporary adviser since 2013. As well an HWF expert in WHO-HQ in W4H programme.