What I do: 

I'm committed to doing what I can to improve people's health and wellbeing. I want to continue working with leading organizations in health and development, and build on 20 years of experience in journalism, global health, communication, advocacy, program design and photography.  I'm skilled in project design and management; creating, implementing and analysing communication and advocacy programs; research; writing in almost every form; and conceptualising and producing multimedia projects. In addition to health, I believe climate change, the environment, girls' education and women's empowerment are the most pressing issues of the day. I am an experienced photographer and love telling stories from the field.    

 My skills:

  • Lead a team and bring the right people together to get the work done
  • Tell powerful stories  through photos, words, video and sound
  • Design strategies and technical programs in health, communication and advocacy 
  • Communicate confidently and engage leaders, peers, policymakers and communities with powerful evidence-based messages
  • Research and analyse  communication and advocacy programs, and recommend new approaches 
  • Write for print and broadcast news, features, opinion editorials, articles, speeches and reports 
  • Think outside the box  and design creative, innovative approaches that get results
  • Bring vast knowledge and experience in health and development and learn new issues very quickly. 

Some recent work examples: 

Recent Clients, Issues and Areas of Work

The Stop TB Partnership  

  • Photographing and writing about the people involved in ending tuberculosis, a disease that still kills about 1.5 million people every year.  

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Created "The Art of Saving a Life", a global arts project involving nearly 40 internationally recognized artists  
  • Polio Eradication: Advised Nigerian government, communication, operations, coordination  
  • Program Development: Polio Eradication, Routine Immunization, Integrated Newborn, Child and Maternal Health service delivery
  • Grant writing resulting in multi-million dollar grants for polio, routine immunization, maternal newborn & child health
  • Senior leadership mission preparation 
  • Grant application reviews for polio eradication and routine immunization 

UNICEF

  • Writing comprehensive field guide on communication for immunization 
  • Shaping a UNICEF/WHO training course on communication for immunization 

The World Health Organization

  • Writing global lessons in HPV vaccine introduction 
  • Wrote WHO global HPV vaccine communication guide, with revision in 2016 
  • HPV vaccine research in Lao, Latvia, Malaysia, Rwanda
  • Communication strategy, product development and photography for HPV vaccine introduction in Laos PDR
  • Risk communication course development and training for Thailand and Myanmar

The Measles & Rubella Initiative

  • Communication and advocacy leadership for measles and rubella elimination
  • Creative communication project with award-winning artist and illustrator Sophie Blackall 
  • Multimedia production including website, photography, video