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Paola Torrani-Leyva

BSc PMP CIM

Professional Services

Room
T/104

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 20 7299 4666

I have 18 years of experience in strategic planning, project management, marketing and communication, and financial management. I have been focusing in Public Health Research in the last 6 years, working as Research Group Operations & Project Manager.
I am currently working with a group of researchers from multiple disciplines, who investigate health determinants (especially social change, alcohol, tobacco and nutrition), health system performance, chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD), and health system and policy. My projects are in low, middle and high-income country settings, including transitional settings and vulnerable populations such as humanitarian crises and migrant populations.
I coordinate a Research Group and manage the contractual and financial aspects of several research projects, including STRENGHT and EU-TOPIA. I am also leading RESPOND project management, communication strategy and implementation, and I am assisting Prof. Martin McKee in his role as Medical Director and Professor of European Public Health.

2018-present Member of the Observational Research Ethics Committee B

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I am teaching the module 'Managing Your Research Degree Project', part of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Transferable Skills Programme. This course is aimed to develop project and financial management skills to help doctoral students or researchers in the early stages of their careers to progress and complete their research project within the agreed timelines and available resources.

Research

Research Area
Health care policy
Health inequalities
Health systems
Behaviour change
Ethics
Global Health
Ethnography
Inequalities
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Anthropology
Social Sciences
Management
Social Policy