I am a public health professional with more than 12 years of professional experience in humanitarian crises in Sub-Saharan African and Asian regions.
I am an expert in qualitative study approaches such as the Focused Ethnographic Studies (FES). I have contributed to the design, implementation and evaluation of the community mobilisation/outreach component of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programmes using interactive and participatory approaches to social research in both emergency and development interventions. This involves conducting rapid socio-cultural context assessments and analysis of local socio-political structures, health attitudes and health seeking behaviours, and barriers to access to develop context-specific and culturally appropriate community mobilisation/SBCC strategies.
I am also experienced in assessing, designing, implementing, managing, monitoring and evaluation of health and nutrition programmes using survey tools such as the Semi-Quantitative Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SQUEAC) and Simplified Lot Quality Assurance Sampling Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SLEAC).
MSc in Public Health, 2014
Bachelor of Education - Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics, 2003