Marion Kelly

Marion Kelly

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health system strengthening; health policy and strategy development; health research and research synthesis; global health security; reproductive, maternal neonatal and child health (RMNCH); nutrition.


appraising, analyzing and synthesizing evidence; quantitative and qualitative methods; writing, editing and presenting; strategic management using theory of change and logical framework; building capacity through training, coaching and mentoring; leadership through chairing, leading teams, coordinating and facilitating.

Background and recent experience

Marion is a public health professional with more than 30 years experience in international development, including 13 years as an adviser to the UK Department for International Development (DFID). She is currently co-chair of the Consortium Advisory Group that supports the strategic direction of the DFID-funded Research Evidence and Development Initiative (READ-It) Programme led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Marion applies scientific evidence and systems thinking to tackle complex challenges related to RMNCH, infectious diseases, nutrition and non-communicable diseases. Her recent work for DFID/FCDO, AusAID/DFAT and EU spanned Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda), Asia (India, Nepal, Cambodia, Timor-Leste) and the Pacific (Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu).


Marion is a British/American dual national currently based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her language skills include excellent English (mother tongue) and some Amharic (spoken and written).

For a full CV email Marion at the address at the top of this profile.