Anna Dare is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research post-doctoral fellow in surgical epidemiology at the Centre for Global Health Research, University of Toronto. Her clinical and research interests are focused on improving access to surgical care for disadvantaged populations.

Originally from New Zealand, Anna received her MBChB from the University of Auckland. She embarked on a clinical career in general surgery in New Zealand prior to moving to the United Kingdom to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge in 2011 as a Commonwealth Woolf Fisher Scholar.

After completing her PhD in 2014, Anna worked as a Research Fellow in Global Surgery at the King’s Centre for Global Health, King’s College London, developing their programmatic, research and teaching activities in the emerging field of global surgery. Anna serves as a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, and is a contributing author for the Disease Control Priorities Cancer Volume. Her clinical and research work has taken her throughout the Western Pacific, South Asia, and West Africa.