A dynamic and practical epidemiologist with nearly 20 years’ experience leading, evaluating and influencing malaria control, maternal health and family planning programme across 30 countries. I have advanced technical knowledge, and analytical skills and act decisively in complex situations. Bringing energy, enthusiasm and humour to my work, I enjoy developing and contributing to supportive teams that achieve excellent results.
I am PI for the LINK project that aims to strengthen decision-making among National Malaria Control Programmes in 13 high burden countries. This project is one in which we act as the nexus between implementation and research to facilitate evidence-based decision-making. I am also PI for the Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team (MET) which is conducting research on the private health sector’s role in delivering maternal health care.
I trained as a parasitologist and epidemiologist, with specific interest in malaria control aving worked on malaria in fragile states for the last 18 years. My PhD work examined the impact of internal migration on malaria in Uganda and I continue to work on projects looking at the impact of migration on health. More recently, I have worked on National Malaria Strategic Plan Development, Monitoring & Evaluation and Operational Research throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
I co-organise the Distance Learning module - Practical Epidemiology - since early 2017.
Prior to that I co-organised and and taught on Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries which is a module aimed at giving students a realistic experience of working within a group to design and plan disease control including; how to undertake a situational analysis, theories of change, identifying underlying assumptions behind interventions, using evidence to guide programme design, understanding critical pathways and monitoring and evaluation. I continue to teach Monitoring and Evaluation on this course and on the module for Sexually Transmitted Infections.