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  • A public health knowledge management, communications, advocacy, and public engagement professional with a special interest in developing multi-platform communications products and strategies for diverse stakeholder groups with the aim of accelerating change.

  • Currently working as a freelance consultant in global public health and development; key former positions held include: Director, Health Communication, Public Health Foundation of India; Project Director, The Essential Advocacy Project, Futures Group; and, Editor and Programme Director, The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

  • Award-winning writer and communicator with several years of experience in health journalism; author of six books, including a critically acclaimed book on public health in urban IndiaNo Place to Go: Stories of Hope and Despair from India’s Ailing Health Sector (Penguin Books), 2004, that was short-listed for the New India Foundation Prize.

  • Dr. Panda is a public health physician with over a decade of experience in health systems research.

  • Expert in Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation sciences and has led multiple evaluations of large-scale public health programs across India.

  • Interested in designing studies using Implementation Science or Development Evaluation frameworks to test for the efficacy and effectiveness of complex public health interventions.

  • Passionate about translational research and has significant experience in providing evidence for changes to health policy.

  • Holds a BA in Anthropology from Durham University (First Class).

  • Passionate about using her analytical and creative skillset to promote and co-ordinate powerful campaigns for Global Health and Social Impact projects and initiatives.

  • Has previous experience working within two leading Communications and Strategic advisory firms; here she specialised in Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Consumer projects. 

  • Creative Arts assistant working alongside the Childhood Infections and Pollution Consortium.

  • Current BA Fashion Design with Knitwear student at Central Saint Martins studying BA Fashion Design with Knitwear

  • Designs include historical references with a fun and playful gaze

  • Has a special interest in sustainable fashion via recycling, up-cycling and garment construction.

Smriti Limbu

  • Holds a Bachelor’s in Modern Languages - German and Russian, from UCL.

  • Specialises in editing, proofreading, and content creation and is passionate about driving engagement through storytelling and emotive connections.

  • Oversees Aceso's communications and is committed to raising awareness of key health issues.

  • NIHR Advanced Fellow at UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare 

  • Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine at PHE Immunisations and Countermeasures Division.

  • Acute Medical Doctor at Medway Maritime Hospital

  • PhD in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology using UK-wide linked electronic medical records 

  • Leads 2 major programmes; (1) Nurture Early for Optimal Nutrition based in East London, and (2) Childhood Infections and Pollution Consortium.

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INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS

  • Population Health with Data Science graduate student at UCL, and studying MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford.

  • Interested in the different measurement of outcomes used in population health research and conducts a series of quantitative analysis using R studio with a dataset like ELSA, HES England, and Health Survey for England.

  • Focused on how to assess the quality of an empirical argument, identifying common weaknesses in real research articles.

  • Works for the various UK and international projects including Children and Young People Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for London borough of Newham, and Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) Consortium.

  • Holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Imperial College London and an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Cornell College, USA.

  • Particular interest in the analysis of health data for the improvement of healthcare services and policy through evidence-based practices.

  • Holds a BA in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University (First Class) and a Master’s in Public Health from Imperial College London.

  • Passionate about using her skillset to address modern healthcare challenges and future-proof health systems and public services.

  • Has previous experience working alongside private foundations and corporate philanthropic enterprises to design, implement, and scale healthcare and social impact interventions in developed and LMICs.

  • TedXOxford Alum, McKinsey and Company's 'Next Generation Women Leaders' Alum, Prime Ministerial ‘Point of Light’ award winner and nominee for the Future Stars of Tech’s ‘Diversity Advocate Award’ and 'Ask Her to Stand - 50:50 Parliament'.

  • Possesses a Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) from the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) University in Jaipur.

  • Supports the field-level activities of the Childhood Infections and Pollution Consortium.

  • Previous experience includes working alongside Save the Children India on various projects including PANChSHEEEL and Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP).

  • Research interests are primarily in child health, childhood infections, and nutrition; has significant expertise in community engagement techniques and methods.

  • Works exclusively on the COVID-19 asymptotic testing programme in Medway in an HR and employee relations-based capacity. Assists and collaborates with test site leads to ensure they have the staffing levels and resources needed to run operations effectively.

  • Ensures site staff induction training is complete and oversees competency sign-off. 

  • Holds a Master’s Degree in the field of media and communications from the University of Sussex.

  • Certified project manager in Agile and Prince2 methodologies.

  • Has previously worked in politics, communications, national security, and policing.

  • Holds a Master's in Development Studies, specialising in population and global health from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); and a Bachelor's in Communications - Public Relations (Best Graduate) from Universitas Indonesia

  • Former Communications Officer for Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Indonesia

  • Experienced in advising governments, academic institutions and private sectors on health and sustainable development policies, science communications and public engagement

  • Holds a Master's in Public Health (Distinction) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and a Bachelor's in Population Health (First Class) from University College London 

  • Skilled in social research, epidemiology and advanced quantitative data analysis (using R software)

  • Interdisciplinary research interest in migration health and social policies

  • Has research experience with National Centre for Social Research, England

  • Has volunteering experience with refugees and homeless people

Zhen Ling (Alyson) Ong

  • Holds a Master's in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and a Bachelor's in Physiotherapy from University of Ibadan, Nigeria

  • Skilled in systematic review, quantitative data analysis (using Stata software) and qualitative data analysis (using NVivo software)

  • A Chevening 2019 scholar 

  • Has research experience with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Lancet Commission for Financing Primary Healthcare in Low and Middle Income Countries 

  • Has work experience with Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker and as a physiotherapist

Rotimi Alao

  • Holds a Bachelor's degree in Health and Human Sciences from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

  • Has a strong interest in the monitoring and evaluation of public health interventions including process and outcome evaluations, logic models, and risk assessments.

  • Specialises in robust public health research, including systems reviews and literature reviews underpinned by a range of qualitative analysis methods.

Ummi Bello

  • Studied Economics at Athens University of Economics and Business

  • Interested in the value of data science for the social sciences. 

  • Handles communications for the ATS pilot within Medway.

Konstantinos Konstantakopoulos

  • Holds a Master's in Public Health and Global Health from Imperial College London and a Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences from The University of Manchester.

  • Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) Programme Manager.

  • Previous experience in business analytics and clinical trial research. Co-producer of "Parasitic Worms: Life Stories", an online learning course offered by The University of Manchester. 

  • Passionate about child health, particularly Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) among children in LMICs. 

  • Holds Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Sheffield.

  • Leading on the NEON (Nurture Early for Optimal Nutrition programme, an NIHR-funded Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) aiming to optimise infant feeding, care, and dental hygiene practices for South Asian infant < 2 years in East London.

  • Previous experience working on epidemiological studies (observational and interventional), qualitative and quantitative data analysis and interpretation, and working in academia and with local authorities.

  • Interested in epidemiological studies, and the control of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

  • Holds a BSc in Population Health with Data Science (First Class) from UCL and studying MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford.

  • Passionate about the intersections of society and health and using community-based engagement and research for effective health intervention.

  • Conducts quantitative and qualitative ‘big data’ analyses with R studio and interested in using empirical skills to investigate health inequities in developed and LMICs.

  • Specialises in evidence-based recommendations for complex health systems and public services.

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Aceso
India Team

  • Global health expert and data engineer with leadership in public affairs, policy, and partnerships in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. 

  • Proven track-record of 10+ years in designing and scaling innovative real-world research and business models for improving access to healthcare alongside governments, donors, corporate and third sector partners. 

  • Works alongside the Indian Ministry of Health, and various non-profit organisations on large, multicentric projects; his innovative operations research models have been linked to a reduction of at least 400,000 morbidity incidences in India since 2017.  

  • Established India’s first state-level Strategic Support Unit and Malaria Action Coalition for malaria elimination and holds leadership and advisory positions with various prestigious organisations. 

  • Holds a professional doctorate (MD) in Community Medicine with an Executive MBA in Business Analysis and a Masters in Artificial Intelligence Engineering.

  • Business professional and strategic communications specialist, dedicated to introducing innovative communications solutions to improve healthcare access. 

  • Advises on business communications and partnerships. 

  • Previous experience includes working with HDFC Bank and managing several large-scale communications projects.

  • Has received several accolades and awards over her working life to date, including recognition from the World Health Organisation. 

  • Possesses a Masters in Comparative Literature, and a B.Ed, both from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Arpita Paul

  • NIHR Advanced Fellow at UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare and Honorary Consultant in Public Health England Immunisations and Countermeasures Division.

  • Leads 2 major research programmes; (1) Nurture Early for Optimal Nutrition based in East London, and (2) Childhood Infections and Pollution Consortium.

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