/AMIS Hub Strategy Fellow
I am currently the Antimicrobials in Society (AMIS) Strategy Fellow, helping the team with their goal of promoting and producing high-quality research on antimicrobials in society by building on the latest developments in social and interdisciplinary research for innovative and insightful solutions to antimicrobial resistance.
I recently wrapped up my year-long role as the interim manager of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (PHRST) which is a joint project between LSHTM and Public Health England, funded by the UK Department of Health, to respond to and investigate outbreaks that have the potential to become significant global public health events. From 2008-2016, I managed the ACT Consortium, a $40m global research partnership funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to optimize the delivery and use of antimalarials in Africa and Asia. During that time I also helped launch and provided support for the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO Global Malaria Programme.
I have an MSc in the control of infectious disease from LSHTM and a BSPH in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health. I am currently enrolled as a part-time DrPH student in the Department of Global Health and Development within the Faculty of Public Health and Policy.
My research focuses on increasing and improving the use of evidence in the health policy making process. My main areas of interest are in exploring the interfaces between evidence, policy, and politics, and in improving the use of evidence in health policy and programme decision making so that policy makers and practitioners can be more strategically agile in responding to complex public health issues.
My DrPH research focuses on the evidence to policy process, in particular on ways to strengthen the use of evidence in policy making.