ExperienceSenior international public health social scientist with special interests in programme design and evaluation, Kate has 30 years’ experience in global and national health policy arenas. She has experience of governmenal, non governmental and academic organisations, and has a PhD in health policy and social demography. Skills mainly in policy analysis for health governance, and evaluation methods (from NGO to national program level) in HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria, reproductive health, gender and human rights programming. Recent experience with the Global Fund, United States Government institutions, DFID, WHO and UNAIDS.
SkillsStrategic planning and review, management and communication; evaluation (all types); international and national agency governance; inter-agency / partnership relations; global and national health policy (programme reviews for HIV and TB programs in East Africa and SE Asia); fundraising, grant writing; widely experienced and resident for many years in Kenya; also experienced in SE Asia (Cambodia and Myanmar); public speaking and presentation, including to senior and academic audiences. Teaching and facilitation of all sized groups.
Key areas of interest:Topics include resilient and sustainable health systems in the context of HIV, Tuberculosis and malaria epidemics; monitoring and evaluating using qualitative and quantitative, including indicator development and assessment at global level for infectious diseases and reproductive health; global health architecture; health politics; organisational governance; human resources for health; maternal, newborn and child health; reproductive health, adolescent programming and gender and human rights programming.
As an independent consultant Kate has recently worked on the following projects, amongst others:
- Global Fund: Global Fund Prospective Country Evaluations (PCE; 2017-21).
- Global Fund: Strategic Review of the Global Fund in 2020; Case studies (Kenya and Viet Nam); partnership and business model review focus)
- DFID: Team lead for Third Party Monitoring (TPM) of the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme (TDDAP), mainly dealing with monitoring the financial and technical improvement around Ebola outbreaks in 6 African nations, with Oxford Policy Management and WHO/AFRO [2019 (6 months)].
- UNAIDS: Director of Strategic learning under Technical Support Mechanism providing technical assistance globally; designed strategic learning cases, coordinated and helped develop practice notes and elements of SL with technical leads and focal points for topic areas of importance to multiple national programmes especially in SSA with Oxford Policy Management [2018 – 2019 (18 months)].
- KNCV/USAID/STOP TB and other partners: Review of state-of-the-art programming for the design and measurement of the stigma of Tuberculosis. Led the development of a research agenda, framework and supported the design of a practical toolbox for reducing stigma and discrimination of TB (2016-18).
Personal:Kate has a degree from Cambridge University (Modern history); and an MSPH and PhD from University of Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Health policy and demography). She has lived in Kenya, UK and USA (teaching and researching from Tulane University for 16 years) and worked in Cambodia, Cuba, Ecuador, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Peru, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland/ Ezwatini, Thailand, Tanzania, and Zambia. She is a British national, lives in Kenya.
Languages include English (fluent) French (good) Spanish and Kiswahili (conversational).
For a full CV and list of publications email Kate at the address above.