Miss Sally Gillespie
Operations Manager for the International Centre for Eye Health
I joined LSHTM in 2016 and am currently working in the International Centre for Eye Health. I line manage a team of professional support staff and lead a large portfolio of research programmes including the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium, Lancet Commission for Eye Health and various Wellcome Trust Grants. I previously worked with the WASH / Environmental Health Group as Research Programme Manager.
I have over twelve years' experience in health and education programme management in the private and charity/HE sector. I have worked with numerous funders on complex projects in programme management, strategic planning, team management, contracts, operations, logistics, procurement and finance. Prior to joining LSHTM I lived and worked in New Delhi, India managing a multi-million pound DFID education programme and have spent time in Africa and Asia, setting up programmes, training on processes and systems and conference management.
I am an MSc Graduate in Development Management from the Open University with a BA Hons degree in Latin American Studies. I attended the Aurora Women's leadership programme in 2018-9, I am a mentor, mental health first aider and anti-bullying and harassment advisor.