Problem Solving Public Health Issues – Meet The Management Consultant Doctor


People don’t tend to think of doctors as working particularly close with business or industry to achieve healthcare system outcomes. However, professional firms offer another avenue for doctors to direct change in healthcare systems, and this is through work as consultants for private firms.

Join Fiona Lander, medical doctor, human rights lawyer, and Associate in McKinsey and Company’s healthcare practice, as she speaks about working in the healthcare system space as a private consultant. Fiona will also take students through a practical example of problem-solving public health problems, using a recent African health crisis as a case study.


Dr Fiona Lander

Dr Fiona Lander is an Australian lawyer and medical doctor, currently working as an Associate at McKinsey & Company in the healthcare system space. Fiona has previously been a Consultant to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow at Harvard University, where she completed a Masters of Public Health. Fiona has also previously served as Senior Officer assisting the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health in Mumbai, India, where she was based for 2 years with Lawyers Collective, an Indian legal NGO. She has also worked as a lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, a leading Australian law firm, and as a medical doctor at Austin Health and Royal Perth Hospital. Fiona also currently lectures at the Copenhagen School of Global Health, Denmark, teaching annually on health and human rights law, and the politics of global health.