Morag MacKay, MSc

Safe Kids Worldwide

Chief Research and Network Officer

Morag MacKay holds degrees in nursing and epidemiology and her professional activities over the last 30+ years have largely focused on the child injury prevention in the areas of surveillance, education, research, program and policy planning and evaluation in Canada, Europe and the U.S. From 2004-2015 she managed several large multi-country aimed at bridging the evidence to action gap and supporting adoption and implementation of evidence-based good practices for the prevention of injuries to children and youth in Europe. She is currently Chief Research and Network Officer at Safe Kids Worldwide (SKW), where she is responsible for ensuring all aspects of SKW’s work are informed by data and research evidence, supporting evaluation efforts and providing leadership for their U.S. network of over 400 U.S. coalitions and the Safe Kids Worldwide Alliance made up of 20+ partners in other countries around the globe. Morag is particularly passionate about drowning prevention and chaired the steering committee that led the process to develop, and now implement, the inaugural U.S. National Water Safety Action Plan.