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  • 12+ years experience in technical advisory, programme development and project management in development, humanitarian and clinical health

  • Multi-sectoral qualitative and quantitative research in low-resource environments

  • Needs assessments, strategic planning, proposal development, program implementation and evaluation

  • Large team management, training and development experience

Country Experience
  • Qualitative research. Doctoral thesis on the impact of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone on family planning.

  • Quantitative research. 300-household KAP-B survey in South Sudan on integrated health programming.

  • Formative research. Community and health worker perspectives of IPC interventions during the 2018-19 DRC Ebola outbreak.

  • Policy research. Knowledge management in health emergency responses for GOAL.

  • Knowledge translation. Plain language policy briefs and research interpretations for NGOs, donors and MoH.

  • Systematic literature review. Health systems resilience; Humanitarianism in epidemics.

  • Research commissioning. Impact of men’s support groups on child nutrition and vaccination outcomes.

  • Participatory research. Safe motherhood intervention identification in Ethiopia.​

  • Innovation. Engaging Kenyan youth in family planning using “hackathons” for the Gates Foundation.

  • Emergency response. National social and behaviour change strategy for the Sierra Leone Ebola response.

  • Cross-pillar strategy. Development of the community engagement in IPC interventions strategy for areas with intense community reticence in the DRC's current Ebola response.

  • Partnership. Reviews of NGO partners prior to funding awards and during grants for quality assurance with GOAL and WHO.

  • Strategic development. Global community engagement and social behaviour change strategy for GOAL.

  • Strategic review. GOAL’s gender policy and approach at headquarters and field levels.

Technical Advising
  • Best practice. Standard operating protocols for the UK’s world-wide deployable Emergency Medical Team.

  • Training manual development. Climate change adaptation and sexual and reproductive health in Malawi.

  • Monitoring and evaluation. Indicators and processes for social and behaviour change projects across GOAL.  

  • Clinical policies and procedures. GOAL’s 100-bed Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Port Loko, Sierra Leone.

Fundraising and Representation
  • Proposal development. Health, WASH, Nutrition, Gender and Research proposals.

  • External representation. USAID, DfID, CDC, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, Gates, World Bank, Paul G Allen and Governments.

  • Media engagement. Radio and TV interviews, newspaper articles and blogs.

  • Conference organisation. Learning lessons from Ebola with NGOs, UN agencies, academia and donors.

Change Management
  • Operational restructuring. Health and nutrition projects in GOAL Malawi after funding landscape review.

  • Medical logistics. Pharmaceutical and medical supply and management for 3 Ebola Treatment Centres in DRC.

  • Health systems strengthening. Transition of GOAL’s primary health units to the MoH in South Sudan.

  • Value for money. Restructure of Ebola surveillance operations in Port Loko, Sierra Leone.

  • Adaptive management. Adjust focus from construction to maintenance and use of latrines in GOAL Malawi.​

  • Needs and risk assessments. During Ebola outbreaks in Sierra Leone and DRC.

  • Project start-up. Health and protection grant for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

  • Coordination. Partnership lead for WHO's IPC sub-commission in Butembo, DRC in the 2018-19 Ebola outbreak.

  • Clinic management. 20 primary health and nutrition care units in Twic County and Abyei, South Sudan.

  • Staff training. Infection prevention and control training of 400+ high-risk zone ETC staff.

  • Project evaluation. Cholera prevention program in Haiti.

Personnel Management
  • Staff management. 30 international and 400+ national staff at the GOAL ETC in Port Loko, Sierra Leone.

  • Technical hiring and supervision. Senior health staff in 15 GOAL country offices and during the WHO DRC Ebola response.

  • Capacity building. Capacity review and training program for 200+ health and nutrition staff in South Sudan.













Sierra Leone

South Sudan








English - mother tongue

French - highly proficient

Professional Experience
Global Health Consultant 2017 - Current
  • Technical Consultant MNRHiE in Covid-19 expert consultation READY Initiative (Remote) 2020

  • Research Consultant Social science analysis cell evaluation Oxford University (DRC/UK) 2020

  • Expert Reviewer Risk Pool Fund, R2HC/ELHRA, Academic Journals (Remote) 2018 - Current

  • Technical Consultant SOPs for the UN Covid-19 field hospitals Respond Global (Remote) 2020

  • Humanitarian Advisor Learning from Ebola for Covid-19 Frontline Collaboration Against COVID-19 (UK) 2020

  • Research Consultant SRH in the DRC Ebola outbreak International Rescue Committee (DRC) 2019

  • Seminar and Assessment Developer Challenges in humanitarian crises. Imperial College (UK) 2016-18

  • Consultant Multi-country review of HIV services for key populations. Global Fund (via APMG Health) (Remote) 2017

2016 - 2021
  • Humanitarian Health Advisor – Seconded to DAI’s Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme

    • Remote technical support to 6 Sub-Saharan African countries for the Covid-19 response.

    • Partner assessments of national NGOs to advise DFID on technical capacity and funding.

  • Health Technical Consultant 

    • Technical writing and advisory support for standard operating protocols.

    • Pre-deployment training in outbreak response, reproductive health, nutrition and ethics.

    • Interviews and hiring recommendations for Covid-19 response staff.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2019 - Current
  • Honourary Research Fellow Technical advice to the LSHTM/UKHSA Public Health Rapid Support Team's social science work.

  • Research Fellow Evaluation of the International Federation of the Red Cross' safe and dignified burials programme, and community feedback mechanism in the DRC Ebola Response.

  • Technical Advisory Group Member GOARN-Research social sciences.

  • Mentor Massive Online Open Course - Disease outbreaks in low and middle income countries.

World Health Organization - DRC Ebola Response
  • Infection Prevention and Control Specialist - Ebola Response

    • Quality improvement of community and health facility level IPC activities.

    • Research into community perceptions of IPC interventions & Evaluation of PBF for IPC programme.

    • Clinical leadership for IPC and nursing care at the Butembo & Katwa ETCs.

    • Medical logistics for central pharmacy and PPE stores for WHO-supported ETCs.

  • Technical Consultant

    • Remote technical support for the Paul Allen Foundation-funded IPC in Ebola strengthening project.

    • Liaison to Paul G Allen Foundation – monthly meetings, written reports, communications materials.

    • Commissioning and technical advisory support for external project evaluation.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Research Fellow Engaging communities in vaccine responses to infectious disease outbreaks.

  • Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre Strategic development and events management.

  • Seminar Leader Health Systems; Understanding Leadership, Management and Organisations.

GOAL Global
  • Health and Social Behaviour Change Advisor (Global/UK)

  • Ebola Response Task Force - Health Advisor (Sierra Leone)

  • Behaviour Change and Gender Officer (Global)

  • Community Health Supervisor (South Sudan)

  • Co-Chair Social and behaviour change working group. CORE Group (USA) 2014-15

  • Nursing Instructor Maternal health and infectious diseases. Bangladesh Health Project. (Bangladesh) 2011

  • Registered Nurse Acute care, palliative and mental health units. Vancouver Coastal Health (Canada) 2009-11

  • DrPH London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK)     2015-2021 (expected)

    • Thesis: Family planning during Ebola: Perspectives on access and provision in Sierra Leone

    • Funding: The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, The Parkes Foundation

  • MSc Public Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) 2011-12

  • BSc Nursing University of British Columbia (Canada) 2008-09

  • BSc University of British Columbia (Canada) 2002-06

Short Courses
  • Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments (SSAFE).  (DRC) UNDSS 2019

  • Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). (Online) UNFPA 2019

  • Senior-level course in Conflict and Humanitarian Action. (UK) LSE/ODI 2018

  • Minimum Initial Service Package for reproductive health. Interagency Working Group on sexual and reproductive health in crises (Online) 2017

  • Medical Anthropology. LSHTM (UK) 2016

  • Systems Thinking in Public Health. Johns Hopkins University (Online) 2016

  • Gender Mainstreaming, Gender and Human Rights.  Human Rights Education Associates (Online) 2014-2015

  • Psychological First Aid. Johns Hopkins University (Online) 2017


Personal Awards​

Centenary Medal of Distinction University of British Columbia

School of Nursing 2019 

  • Recognition of individuals who have brought high honour to the school and to the profession of nursing

Small Grant Parkes Foundation 2018

  • To support thesis research fieldwork

Doctoral Scholarship Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation 2016

  • 3 years of full doctoral funding to the top 15 Canadian doctoral candidates.

  • Awarded for excellence in policy-applicable humanities scholarship.​

Research Travel Scholarships The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2015/2016

 “Young Alumni of the Year" Award University of British Columbia School of Nursing 2015

  • For services to humanitarian health.​

Scholarship in Nursing Hamber Foundation 2009

Research Grants​

  • Consolidating practice in social science research for Ebola, DRC. Wellcome Trust 2019-2020

  • Evaluation of community-based Ebola control interventions in the DRC. R2HC/ELHRA 2019-2020

  • African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT) EDCTP 2017-2021

  • Anthropological exploration of facilitators and barriers to vaccine deployment and administration during disease outbreaks (AViD) NIHR 2018-2021

Recent Programme Grants​

  • Accelerating Infection Prevention and Control in Priority Health Facilities in Butembo & Katwa, DRC Paul G Allen Family Foundation 2019

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