Ayeshah Émon

Dr Ayeshah Émon is a medical anthropologist with a background in global health, social policy, and gender and 2SLGBTQI+ studies. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Her doctoral work focused on reproductive technologies in the context of gamete donation, and the management of donor anonymity in cryobanks. Dr Émon has worked both within and outside academia in the development and health sector, with international non-government organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNAIDS, ActionAid, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in projects pertaining to transdisciplinarity in health, health and human rights, and racial justice. Her research interests involve reproductive health, mental health and health policy. Her current research focuses on the how how play supports care and well-being in people experiencing health and lifestyle changes related to perimenopause and menopause. Dr Émon also has a background in film and the performance arts, and is trained in Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed.