Wayne Gill has had the great privilege of living and working in Africa for over twenty years, returning home to Canada in 2012. Countries worked in include Sudan, Malawi, Botswana and South Africa, with three additional years in the Southern Caribbean. Wayne was involved in a range of development work spanning from small-scale community development projects to large-scale drought relief programmes, working with non-profits, private sector, multilaterals and bilateral organisations. Primary sectors included Health, Agriculture, Justice and Education.
During his time in Botswana his passion for health in development started to take hold working with UNAIDS. It was also during this time that Wayne obtained his Masters in International Development Studies with his research focusing on HIV prevention relating to behaviour and antiretroviral therapy. This was achieved through an exploratory study in a small rural community in the Okavango district of Botswana.
Since returning to Canada Wayne continues his research by way of an expanded national behavioural study in Botswana and also pursuing a secondary avenue of research examining the confidentiality and security of personal health information and its potential implications on access to health services and human rights.