Dr. Chrissie Gale has a career spanning more than 30 years in which she continues to promote child rights with specific reference to child protection and alternative care in an international context.
She has worked in many different regions of the world combining her professional expertise in the employ of international bodies and organisations such as UNICEF, UNHCR, UNWRA, Save the Children and Oxfam with an academic career. This included the provision of technical support to governments, UN and non-governmental bodies in the understanding and application of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the development of national child protection systems.
Until recently, Dr Gale led the international work for the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection (CELCIS) in the University of Strathclyde during which she has managed a global portfolio of child protection programmes and knowledge exchange opportunities. She remains affiliated to the University as a Senior Honorary Research Fellow as well as a Lecturer at the ASH University in Berlin. Her knowledge and expertise on child protection has resulted in invitations to provide expert input into international UN working groups and other advisory bodies influencing and helping direct international policy and legislation. She has also spoken at numerous international conferences.