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.

In recent consultancy assignments for bilateral clients (DFID, DFAT, EU, AusAID, USAID) in Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda), Asia (India, Cambodia, Timor-Leste) and the Pacific (Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu), Marion has applied scientific evidence and systems thinking to tackle complex challenges related to RMNCH, undernutrition and infectious diseases.


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).

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