European Policy Centre; and Wits University – Fransen is a senior social and health policy advisor with a range of different institutions, businesses and think thanks. She is medical doctor specialized in global public health and social policies worldwide. She has a PhD in social policies. Dr Fransen has a considerable and recognised experience in development policies and European policies and institutions. She worked extensively on formulating evidence based policies on social investment and innovation, pensions, health and health care and gender, HIv and Population. She worked as a Medical Doctor and clinical and public health researcher and international public health in the developing world and in Europe.