Nicola Bulled has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut and an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health, USA. She has a growing track record in health-related publications, and health research among several populations in the U.S., Lesotho, and South Africa. She worked in public health with state and city HIV prevention programs, including the Boston Needle Exchange, prior to pursuing her doctorate degree. Originally from South Africa, she has a keen interest in the region. She became acutely aware of the effects of global health communication when she worked in Lesotho in 2004 establishing an US-funded HIV-testing clinic on a college campus. Her research was funded by the Fulbright Foundation.