Jane Beston

Head of Product Development

Jane’s role at PCI is focusing on further development of the PCI Academy programmes including developing and supporting our communities of practices. She brings 20 years’ experience in the field of learning and professional development, working to design and embed impactful people-first strategies. She also has substantial experience in the healthcare sector having begun her professional career as a mental health nurse.

  • Dr Anbreen Slama-Chaudhry

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Anbreen is a primary care doctor and a Swiss board certified specialist in General and Internal Medicine. As a practising physician in several regional and teaching hospitals in Switzerland, she held the position of senior resident in the Department of Primary Care, Community Medicine and Emergencies at the Geneva University Hospitals for more than a decade. Since her move to Eygpt in 2014, she has worked as a consultant in medical training, advising medical institutions on chronic care management and training doctors in primary care delivery as well as improving chronic diseases management. She has most recently supported PCI's...
  • Dr Anushka Mehrotra

    GP / Health Systems Advisor
    Anushka is a GP/Family Physician in diverse South East London, working with a multi-cultural community. One of her interests is migrant health, having volunteered with organisations in the UK supporting vulnerable migrants and with the UK Chagas Hub to promote Chagas testing in the UK’s Latin American community. She also has experience as a digital health leader, both privately and in the NHS where she is Medical Director for a GP Federation. She has previously lived and worked in Argentina, and has a Masters in Public Health.
  • Bill Mather

    Non-Executive Director
    Bill is an internationally recognised expert on system transformation towards improving the machinery of governments, modernising public services, building public trust and increasing social cohesion. He has 20 years’ experience as an international consultant designing, establishing and reforming public service systems and operations in Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and 17 years’ experience as Chief Executive of social enterprises. He is an authority on governance, leadership, project and programme management, not-for-profit commercial capabilities, and high performance organisational cultures. His professional training is in systems analysis and finance and he has a MA in the social effects...
  • Celina Gorre

    Celina has had extensive experience at the intersection of corporate responsibility and global health, developing health and social programmes for multinational companies. She is the CEO of WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease in the US. She was previously the Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, and prior to that she was the founding Managing Director of the Foundation for the UN Global Compact, where she created the team and processes for the private sector to systematically fund the UNGC, and the Technical Manager for the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and...
  • Prof David Mant

    David was head of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care at Oxford University from 1998-2010, He is now Emeritus Professor at the University and a non-executive Director of the Oxford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has a long-standing interest in achieving universal access to high quality clinical care outside hospitals and he continued to work as an NHS general practitioner throughout his career. Since 2010, his work has focused on how to improve the quality of primary care in low-income countries.
  • Dr Adam Sandell

    Adam currently works as a GP (primary care doctor) to a remote, rural community in Canada. He previously worked as a GP in England for many years, and taught at Oxford, Newcastle, and Lancaster Universities. He has advised a range of public- and voluntary-sector organisations in several countries, and worked as a barrister (lawyer), focusing on health-related public and human rights law. Adam previously worked as a freelance Clinical Associate for PCI including: UNHCR training on NCDs for healthcare staff working with refugees in Ethiopia and (in French) in the Democratic Republic of Congo; WHO training to doctors...
  • Dr Amer Sheikh

    Amer is a GP in Surrey and Berkshire and is Musculoskeletal Clinical Lead for NW Surrey CCG. He graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School and became a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1995. He went on to become Deputy Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine & Polyclinics at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh and returned to the UK as a Lead GP in 2012. Amer has an MSc in Pain Management and is also a lecturer for the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
  • Dr Brighton Chireka

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Brighton is a GP/ Family physician and an international health consultant with over 20 years clinical experience across primary, secondary and tertiary care. He has extensive experience in frontline clinical delivery of health services as well as health systems designing, strengthening, commissioning and delivery. He has worked as a clinical commissioner, primary care physician, community advocate, regional clinical lead for child health and maternity services, strategic leader on the governing board of the NHS South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group(CCG). Internationally Brighton has over 5 years of working in health facilities and teaching in Zimbabwe. He led the engagement...
  • Dr Camille Gajria

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Camille is a GP in London providing primary care to a multicultural population, and a medical education fellow at Imperial College London. She previously worked in rural India to set up a medication safety system and designed a clinical skills course for nursing students. As part of her roles supporting recently qualified GPs, she delivered international workshops on innovation, implicit bias, quality improvement, and research in primary care for low- and middle-income countries, and continues collaborations with primary care physicians worldwide through WONCA.  She is currently part of the PCI team working on e-learning materials.
  • Dr Caroline Jones

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Caroline trained as a family medicine doctor in the US and now works as a GP in an inner city practice in the UK. She also holds a Masters in Public Health. Caroline’s initial experience of working lower income settings was in rural Nepal, seeing patients and teaching community health care workers. She has worked with PCI since 2014, initially helping write teaching materials for a leading medical education college in India as well as working in one of PCI’s first projects in Somaliland. Since then she has developed numerous Continuous Medical Education materials for PCI, and currently...
  • Dr Charlotte Hart

    Charlotte is a GP from Shropshire in the UK.  She is a partner and GP trainer and has been at her practice for the last 12 years.  She has always been interested in medical education and was the Course Director for the Masters in Medical Education at Keele University before joining Red Whale in 2016.  She is the lead for multiprofessional education at Red Whale and teaches on the GP Update, GP Nurse Update, Clinical Pharmacist update and the MSK and Chronic Pain Courses.
  • Dr David Mazza

    Senior Clinical Advisor
    David has more than twenty years of experience as a General Practitioner / Family Physician. Having led large urban practices, his clinical practice is now on a remote Scottish Island. David has a longstanding interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has worked as a palliative care facilitator and lecturer in the UK and in India. For PCI he has advised on primary care strategy and has worked as a primary care trainer and facilitator across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His most recent projects include creating an NCD training programme for the Ministry of Health in Botswana...
  • Dr David Plume

    David is a GP in Norwich in Norfolk, he qualified from Guys and St Thomas’s and has been a GP since 2004. He has a special interest in cancer and palliative medicine and worked for twelve years as a staff grade in palliative medicine. He is Macmillan Cancer Supports lead GP for the South and East of England and has been the Course Director for the Red Whale Cancer Course since 2015. He has recently joined the team who write the Cancer Handbook, and along with his small team, he can usually be found presenting the Cancer Course in...
  • Dr Edilu Robert, Uganda

    Robert Edilu was PCI’s first NCD ‘champion’ within the UNHCR programme:
  • Dr Helen Pleger

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Helen is a Primary Care doctor and Public Health professional. She was born and raised in Kenya, and has worked in a variety of health care settings in sub-Saharan Africa, including overseeing primary care services in a county in South Sudan and as Clinical Director for a primary care facility in Nairobi. Helen has also worked alongside the Ministry of Health, donors and others in Nigeria in strategic planning for improving health systems in conflict-affected parts of the country. She has a passion for training and working collaboratively with others on complex issues. She holds a Diploma in...
  • Dr Johann Alex Ebenezer

    Johann is a psychiatrist currently working in Christian Medical College, Vellore, in Tamil Nadu, India. Here he has led a team that created a blended learning course in mental health for primary care generalist doctors as well as other health workers. Prior to this he started the Psychiatry Department at Padhar Hospital, a rural Lutheran mission hospital in the state of Madhya Pradesh: the first and only full-time mental health service in a radius of 200 km. There he pioneered a novel rural community-based mental health project, Project Shifa, covering 75 tribal villages surrounding Padhar.
  • Dr Kate Grint

    Kate is a half time GP Partner (family medicine doctor) based in Buckinghamshire. She also works for Red Whale, writing the GP Update handbook and teaching courses. She has immensely enjoyed teaching on the Primary Care International GP Update Global programme for the last two years. She spends the rest of her time with her young family and enjoys singing!
  • Dr. Khairat Al Habbal

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Khairat is a family physician, medical educator, consultant and researcher. She holds an MSc in Global Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. As a practicing family physician, she runs an inpatient and outpatient practice in Beirut. She is also a faculty member at a prominent medical school in Lebanon teaching both family medicine and social medicine. With the shift to online teaching, she transformed her courses into online delivery while maintaining the interactive aspects. She worked on consultancy projects related to assessment of competency-based medical education for the family medicine programme. Her research interests...
  • Dr Kiran Cheedella

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Kiran works as a GP in the UK and also with Queen Margaret University and the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences Sierra Leone on non-communicable disease action research projects. He has worked in both humanitarian and development contexts across Africa, Asia and Europe.
  • Dr Lucinda Hiam

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Lucinda has worked as a GP in London and recently returned from working with MSF in Jordan. She has a masters’ in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she holds an honorary research fellow position, and is undertaking a part-time DPhil at the University of Oxford in Geography and the Environment. Lucinda has facilitated NCD workshops in both Jordan and Uganda, as well as training on access to healthcare in the UK. Alongside her NHS and academic work, Lucinda is a GP Champion for Doctors of the World UK, supporting and advocating for access...
  • Dr Lucy Cox

    Lucy is a GP with a special in interest in gynaecology. She works in NHS general practice as well as in community gynaecology and contraception clinics. She is a trainer for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health and teaches other health professional about the importance of sexual health medicine. She is the director of the Red Whale women’s health course, and writes the handbook and presents the course to UK primary care clinicians. She lives in Surrey with her family and a house rabbit.
  • Dr Marian Davis

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Marian has been a GP for more than 35 years, working mostly in rural Herefordshire. She has a longstanding interest in adolescent health, particularly the issues of access, transition in all its senses and health inequalities, and chairs the Adolescent Health Group at RCGP. She has led a Balint-type seminar  in psychosexual medicine for over twenty years. Having left her practice in 2016, she continues to work as a non-principal in the UK whilst volunteering in a variety of settings overseas working alongside local staff developing services, mentoring and delivering education materials.
  • Dr Matthew Harris

    Vice-Chair
    Matthew is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health, in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, and he is an Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine in the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.  Matthew’s research spans global health, innovation diffusion and primary care and health services research. Through his work on Reverse Innovation, he has served as an Expert Witness at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health and he has been recognised through the award of a US Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellowship. Prior to joining Imperial College London, Matthew worked for...
  • Dr Mawaheb Shelli, Libya

    Mawaheb was trained as a mentor as part of our EU-funded project with IRC in Libya:
  • Dr Niti Pall

    Niti is a family medicine doctor who is currently medical Director at KPMG Global healthcare practice and Board chair at Harbr, an accelerator -incubator for international healthcare. She is also a senior consultant at AXA where she advises the emerging customer and innovation team to replicate mobile healthcare across the world. Prior to this Niti was Medical and Innovation Director of international development markets for BUPA. She was also the founder of Health India Private Limited: a primary healthcare business set up with intent to redesign primary healthcare in India. She is also currently Chair elect of the International Diabetes...
  • Dr Osama Saidoun, Libya

    Osama participated in training as part of our EU-funded project with IRC in Libya:
  • Dr Osman Bhatti

    Osman has been a GP in East London for the past 13 years His specific interests are in Medical Education as well as Information Technology, holding roles as a VTS Programme Director and a GP Update presenter for Red Whale as well as being the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) across North East London. He has led on local developments for innovative teaching including the development of webinars and livestreaming as well as rolling out virtual MDT meetings.
  • Dr Patricia Odero

    Patrica is the Regional Director (Africa) for Duke Global Health Innovation Center (GHIC) and Innovations in Healthcare: organisations that are based out of Duke University, that work with health systems and entrepreneurs to support the scaling and adaptation of innovations, and related policy reforms. Patricia is passionate about building patient-centric health systems that meet the challenges of emerging economies. Her work leverages her clinical, managerial and health system transformation competencies. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) and an Executive MBA. Patricia is the inaugural recipient of the St Edmund’s College Studentship in Social...
  • Dr Paul van den Bosch

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Paul has spent more than 20 years as a GP in the UK. He has particular interests in palliative care and substance misuse as well as having been a trainer and appraiser. He has worked in the Solomon Islands and with MSF in Jordan. He has also worked with VSO in Zambia and in Sierra Leone in a joint RCGP/VSO project which was focused on primary care and helping to develop materials and a training programme for community staff to manage the rise of non-communicable diseases there.
  • Dr Penny Milner

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Penny is a GP with over 26 years experience of working in primary care in South East London with its culturally and socially diverse population. As well as her clinical practice she is a medical educator and teaches evidence-based medicine and communication skills to specialist trainees in general practice as well as medical students at St George’s medical school. She is a programme director for a postgraduate GP training programme in South East London. She has The Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes, and currently volunteers at a clinic for refugees in London. She has international experience...
  • Dr Philippa Harris

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Philippa initially trained as a physician with an interest in infectious diseases, tropical medicine and HIV and has worked with rural communities in Kenya,Tanzania and South Africa.  She is now combining primary care clinical practice In the UK and her interest in global health with an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, focusing on NCD care. Philippa has recently returned from working for an NGO in Zanzibar where she has been involved in a sustainable model of healthcare delivery alongside the Ministry of Health. For PCI Philippa has worked on NCD care...
  • Dr Reina Alameddine

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Reina is a practicing family physician and medical director of a primary health care center in Beirut. She also works for a health economics and outcome research consultancy firm. Prior to that, she led (in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon) an audit for the “Emergency Primary Health Care Restoration Project”, a national project funded by the World Bank, delivering training and capacity building to primary care teams working in 75 centers across the country. Reina represents Lebanon in Al-Razi movement for young family doctors, WONCA and has been actively involved in their activities, advocating...
  • Dr Salome Ngata

    Health Systems Advisor
    Salome is a General Practitioner and a Public Health/Health Management Specialist with over 25 years working experience in clinical work, research and development and currently undertaking Master of Family Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (UK).  Salome has been supporting the Health Sector in Kenya and South Sudan as a Clinician and in Programme Management in Health Systems Strengthening, Quality of Care Improvement, Health Information Systems, Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, NCDs (especially Diabetes and Hypertension), Curriculum Development, Training and other capacity building activities.
  • Dr Shubhanan Upadhyay

    Non-Executive Director
    Shubs is a GP with extensive experience bringing clinical perspectives to digital health. He is Director of Medical Quality at Ada Health, and is also co-chair of the Clinical Evaluation Working Group at the ITU/WHO focus group AI for health. He also co-created Docolabs to connect healthcare professional input to shape digital health SME solutions. He is passionate about advocating for solving real problems in healthcare and ensuring that digital health startups work to help close health inequality gaps. Shubs has also worked in LMIC settings and holds a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the...
  • Dr Silver Bahendeka

    Silver is an Hon. senior consultant physician of diabetes and endocrinology at St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya, Kampala in Uganda, as well as lecturer at the Mother Kevin Post Graduate Medical School, Uganda Martyrs University. Silver is the current Chair of the East Africa Diabetes Research Group (EADSG) and previous Chair of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Africa Region, 2009 - 2013. His research interest is in Beta cell function and pathogenesis of diabetes.
  • Dr Silvia Okamgba

    GP/Family Medicine Physician
    Silvia is a UK qualified Family Physician currently based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She holds a Masters Degree in Health Policy and Planning from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as well as the Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians.
  • Dr Sonak Pastakia

    Sonak is an Associate Professor with Purdue University who has spent the last 10 years based in western Kenya working with the AMPATH program to provide comprehensive population health.  He recently served as a Jefferson Science Fellow for the USAID Africa Bureau for Sustainable Development. In terms of his specific clinical interests, Sonak has focused on developing novel models of care delivery and supply chain systems to address the growing burden of chronic diseases, including HIV, diabetes, hypertension, and venous thromboembolism, to improve the poor quality of care many patients in LMICs currently receive.
  • Dr Steve Pratt

    Steve is a GP, appraiser and educator. He has worked in UK general practice for 30 years and also holds qualifications in public health. He has worked in southern India, training community health care workers, as well as teaching evidence based medicine to specialist trainees in general practice for over 20 years. Steve leads the delivery of GP Update courses for PCI internationally. He is also currently a presenter for Red Whale. What holds all this together is a love of primary care and wanting to help colleagues deliver the best care possible for their patients through...
  • Dr Sujit Ghosh

    Health Systems Advisor
    Sujit is a psychiatrist by training with special interest in health systems strengthening, civil society action and health equity. He has worked in international development and global health projects for over 25 years. He is an independent consultant and has carried out consultancy assignments for DFID, World Bank, DFAT and other bilateral, multilateral, private sector and INGO funded national and multi-country projects in Asia and Africa. He has extensively worked in the areas of Sexual and Reproductive health, HIV and AIDS and maternal health. He also has an advanced degree from INSEAD and Lancaster University in management studies.
  • Enrique Castro-Sánchez

    Nurse/Health Systems Advisor
    Enrique trained in nursing in Spain and public health in the UK. He is currently a lecturer, postdoctoral researcher and consultant nurse in communication and research. His professional interests have centred on infectious diseases including HIV&AIDS, tuberculosis, infection control and appropriate use of antibiotics, the development and evaluation of new workforce roles and models, and health literacy. He has consulted to the WHO on leadership in infection control, and professional education. He has worked on building nursing capacity and training in Pakistan, Chile, and across Europe, with research in South Africa, Rwanda, Mexico, and Nepal, among others.
  • Dr Femi Sunmonu

    Health Systems Advisor
    Femi has a mix of UK clinical experience and commercial experience in Sub-Saharan Africa across clinical service delivery, strategic business initiation and health-systems strengthening. He has worked on a range of projects including with the Nigerian National Primary Healthcare Development Agency providing strategic advisory services for cross-country community healthcare initiatives. He has also led the design and implementation of sustainable community-based health insurance schemes for low-income populations in southern Nigeria with inputs spanning healthcare financing to health-systems strengthening. As a social entrepreneur, Femi operated a multi-location medical practice and created a low-cost...
  • Gisela Abbam

    Social Investment Campaign Advisor
    Gisela is a Management Consultant, the Chair of the British Science Association, a global Goodwill Ambassador and a multi-award winner. Gisela has worked in conjunction with the WHO, World Bank and the UN to improve health outcomes globally. She currently serves on two Boards and several Advisory Committees. She has also presented on career insights to thousands of students.
  • Harri Candy

    Digital learning lead (consultant)
    Harri has been working in developing online learning solutions for over 8 years. In that time she has worked in industries ranging from social care, to manufacturing, to beer production and even the judicial system. Her expertise lies in helping teams transform their content into highly effective online learning experiences, and she has several eLearning awards for her efforts. Harri is currently working with PCI to support our online learning offerings. Outside of PCI, she also supports other charities by sharing best practice and advice through the Charity Learning Consortium.
  • Dr Helen Bygrave

    Senior Clinical Advisor
    Dr Helen Bygrave trained as a doctor in the UK and continues to work as a GP in East London. An experienced global health professional, Helen works as the NCD Advisor for the Médécins Sans Frontières Access Campaign and has since 2005 been providing technical support for MSF's HIV/TB projects across Africa and Asia. Outside MSF she consults for the WHO and the International AIDS Society, providing technical assistance to national ART programmes worldwide. For PCI, Helen is currently leading an NCD programme for the UNHCR in Tanzania and has previously worked on training and...
  • Jack Barton

    Digital Project Manager
    Jack works on projects across PCI including our partnership with the Better Health Programme Mexico and the UNHCR ‘Caring for Refugees’ programme. He also coordinates our technology development as we work towards enhancing our e-learning platform. Jack arrived at Primary Care International from Oxfam GB, where he worked for the Cash Learning Partnership in their Global Humanitarian Department. Jack has lived and worked in Thailand where he was an Academic Advisor for a municipal school district in Bangkok.
  • Jane Beston

    Head of Product Development
    Jane’s role at PCI is focusing on further development of the PCI Academy programmes including developing and supporting our communities of practices. She brings 20 years’ experience in the field of learning and professional development, working to design and embed impactful people-first strategies. She also has substantial experience in the healthcare sector having begun her professional career as a mental health nurse.
  • Jane Lennon

    Communications Manager
    Jane leads on external and internal communications work at PCI, including the website and social media; and production of communications and promotional materials. Prior to joining PCI she had over fifteen years’ experience working for international non-governmental organisations with a particular focus on communications and knowledge management work. She most recently worked on a women’s economic empowerment project at ActionAid. Prior to that she worked for CAFOD as their HIV Advisor and HIV Knowledge Management Coordinator.
  • Julia Beart

    Chief Executive Officer
    Julia brings to PCI substantial experience of global health and development, with experience spanning programme design, partnership building, strategy and business development. Prior to joining PCI, Julia helped shape innovative approaches to scaling BasicNeeds’ award-winning Model for Mental Health and Development, and has a strong track record leading organisational growth across diverse settings. With a background in disability and community development in resource-poor settings, she has a particular interest in healthcare innovations with potential to reach vulnerable groups. She has a BA in French with International Studies and a MSc in Development Management.
  • Kidest Nadew

    Nurse/Health Systems Advisor
    Kidest is an experienced healthcare professional with extensive work experience in paediatrics clinical and community nursing (HIV and other blood borne diseases, PMTCT) , program management, hospital middle management, Human Resources for Health and health systems strengthening in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Australia, the Republic of Ireland and Nigeria. She has led the development of multiple leadership capacity building programs, development of curriculum and leadership coaching programs. Ms Nadew holds a Master’s of Health Science from the University of Sydney and is a doctoral candidate with Glasgow Caledonian University in Health and Life Sciences. She also holds certificates in human resources management...
  • Lord Nigel Crisp

    Social Investment Campaign Ambassador
    Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords, UK where he co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He also co-chairs Nursing Now, the global campaign on nursing. Nigel is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Medicine. Chief Executive of the NHS in England from 2000-2006 he now works and writes extensively on global health with a focus on Africa. His main current interests are...
  • Dr Lucy Jenkins

    Non-Executive Director
    Lucy is a GP (family medicine doctor) based in Oxford, UK. She has 16 years’ experience of working in NHS primary care. A Co-Founder and Director of Red Whale | GP Update, Lucy teaches thousands of GPs, nurse and pharmacists across the UK each year. With experience working in Egypt, Uganda and Nepal, Lucy is passionate about primary care. Her goal is to help clinicians deliver the best possible care to individuals and communities across the world.
  • Dr Mamsallah Faal-Omisore

    Clinical Director
    Mamsallah is a practising GP/Family physician. She began work as a GP in inner city London, before moving to South Africa to work in operational research at the interface of HIV and primary care, subsequently working as a Clinical Lecturer in Family Medicine at Wits University. Most recently Mamsallah has worked in clinical practice in Lagos alongside a role as Faculty at the Healthcare Leadership Academy: HLA Africa. With an MSc in Global Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Mamsallah is also a seasoned health policy consultant and is currently based between the UK...
  • Marion Lynch

    Nurse/Health Systems Advisor
    Marion has a portfolio career spanning 37 years of clinical, educational and strategic work across the world mostly in the UK NHS. As a Deputy Director with NHS she is responsible for primary care professional standards and system transformation for a population of 6 million people. For the past eighteen years she has also designed and delivered educational programmes including quality improvement, leadership and  medical education. Her Doctorate is in Medical Education and the arts. Her Masters Degrees are in Primary Care Development and in Health Promotion and Education. Marion is a Visiting Professor of Dementia with the University of...
  • Miata Johnson, Tanzania

    Miata, Nurse and Public Health Officer with UNHCR, was part of a cohort of primary care clinicians we supported on managing NCDs in refugee settings:
  • Mukhtiar Singh

    Non-Executive Director
    Mukhtiar is a practising barrister at a leading civil liberties set of chambers and is ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. He practises in employment and commercial law, with a particular interest in whistleblowing in regulated sectors, discrimination and business ethics. He is a member of a leading whistleblowing charity’s legal support network advising on complex cases and policy. From a working-class background and a son of economic immigrants, he is a Bar Council Social Mobility Advocate and set up the Guru Nanak Social Mobility scholarships, which provide mentoring and funding to individuals from disadvantaged...
  • Dr Nigel Pearson

    Nigel specialises in strengthening health systems in fragile states, working with Health Ministries, donors and UN organisations. He has supported development of the health system across the Somali states, was involved in designing the DFID-led Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan and has advised the Global Fund on their programming in fragile states. Nigel also works as a GP locum in Oxford.
  • Dr Peter Le Feuvre

    Honorary Clinical Advisor
    Peter is a GP / family physician with thirty years experience in family medicine. In addition to his work with asylum seekers for the NHS, he has extensive international experience. He spent four years working in Tunisia and regularly teaches on a Family Medicine course run by the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. As PCI's former - and founding - Clinical Director, Peter supported and advised the clinical team across the whole PCI portfolio, as well as leading a number of projects. He continues to provide clinical expertise across a range of projects for PCI.
  • Dr Peter Rose

    Chair
    A founding member of Red Whale | GP Update, Peter is a recently retired GP principal. A Lecturer in the Department of Primary Health Care Sciences at the University of Oxford, he had special research interests in cancer and served as Chair of the primary care module of the International Cancer Benchmarking Project. He has previously developed courses and taught in Australia for GP Update.
  • Prof Ana Mocumbi

    Ana is Associate Professor of Cardiology at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique and Head of NCD Research at National Institute of Health, Mozambique. She is also currently Co-Chair of the Lancet Commission for NCDs & Injury of Poverty. From 1992-1997 Ana worked as a GP in rural areas of Mozambique and then pursued a specialisation in Cardiology at the Heart Institute, Maputo Mozambique. Ana since received a PhD in Neglected Diseases at the Imperial College, London, and a Post doc fellow in Epidemiology on NCDs from the University of California.
  • Prof Niall Winters

    Non-Executive Director
    Niall is Professor of Education and Technology at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, where he is also a Fellow of Kellogg College. His research investigates the use of technology for healthcare training in low- and middle-income countries. He is co-Director of the Learning and New Technologies Research Group, Course Director of the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) and is a founding member of Kellogg College's Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation.
  • Ros Kirkland

    Head of Programmes
    Ros plays a central role in managing and developing the PCI project portfolio. She has a strong track record in strategy development, planning, programme management, working with partners and donors and monitoring and evaluation.  Prior to working at PCI Ros had substantial experience working on humanitarian and development projects in East Asia, South-East Asia and East Africa: working predominantly with the Red Cross Movement in field, headquarter and consultancy roles. She also worked with the Women’s Sport Trust in their operational team, promoting women’s sport.
  • Salma Seedat

    Social Investment Campaign Advisor
    Salma is the Director of Strategy & Operations at BroadReach, a company that focuses on universal healthcare, with a specific emphasis on HIV&AIDS prevention and epidemic control, using innovative technology to achieve impact at scale. She is a founding board member of the UNDP founded African Impact Investing Taskforce, Impact@Africa, a network that addresses the crosscutting challenges facing impact investment in Africa. She was also responsible for growing the Southern African Impact Investing Network (SAIIN) to become a leading platform for knowledge sharing on impact investing in Southern Africa. She is a Steering Committee member for the...
  • Salvador Camacho

    Health Systems Advisor
    Salvador Camacho is a multidisciplinary public health professional. His main interest is in non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and his work focuses on challenging prevention paradigms. His particular focus is on nutrition and obesity, whilst he has also developed innovative marketing campaigns based on insights from behavioural economics to promote water consumption as a substitute for sugary drinks. He has presented his research in NCD prevention and the use of behavioral insights in internationally. He currently leads public health projects and teams at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Germany. He holds a Doctoral degree (magna cum laude...
  • Sara Dawson

    Finance & Operations Manager
    Sara has a breadth of administration, project and management experience from many years of working both for IBM and subsequently herself, before joining PCI in May 2016.  Since then her role has evolved and she now has management responsibility for finance, infrastructure and internal policy development. In her private life, Sara is involved with a number of local community organizations and is a certified money coach for the national debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty.
  • Sarah Banham

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner
    Sarah is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with almost 30 years of experience in general practice. She ran her own GP practice as clinical lead for 14 years and has led care with all types of NCDs. Sarah has worked for the Department of Health as a Nurse Advisor and as a director for various local primary care organisations. She spent 5 years setting up primary care services in India together with school nursing services for the Government, accelerated discharge and community palliative care. For the last 4 years she has worked as a Director at BUPA working in Asia, the...
  • Dr Sarah Montgomery

    Honorary Clinical Advisor
    Sarah is a GP / family physician with extensive international experience in building capacity in health care professionals in low and middle income settings, with a focus on pragmatic, evidence-based training and support. As a Clinical Advisor for the NHS she designed and delivered primary health care services for asylum seekers. Internationally Sarah has a wide range of teaching, facilitating and advisory experience in primary health care across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As PCI's former - and founding - Clinical Director, Sarah supported and advised the clinical team across the whole PCI portfolio, as well as leading a number...
  • Tineke De Groot

    Nurse/Health Systems Advisor
    Tineke is a Registered Nurse, international Public Health professional and Educational Trainer. She has worked in a variety of primary health care settings in South America, Sub Saharan Africa and the Netherlands. In Kenya she was involved in setting up a community-based healthcare insurance plan with PharmAccess, assuring access to healthcare in a rural setting. She has been a health system advisor on various health projects worldwide, including setting up NCD patient support groups. Nowadays she is involved in training health care professionals at the Christian University of Applied Sciences (Ede, Netherlands) to prepare to work in low-income...
  • Vicky Pulley

    Non-Executive Director (Finance)
    Vicky has a wide and varied financial and management accounting experience and has been balancing numbers and accounts for more than twenty years working in private and public sector organisations including those in International Publishing, Education, Marketing and Primary Health and Social care.  She is a qualified CGMA accountant with an MBA and a BA in Economic and Social History.