Our team

COMDIS-HSD Leeds team, Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, University of Leeds, UK

  • Anthonia James
    Consortium Manager
  • Prof James Newell
    Co-Director
  • Prof John Walley
    Co-Director
  • Dr Nilam Ashra-McGrath
    Research Uptake Manager
  • Debi Greaves
    Monitoring & Evaluation Co-ordinator
  • Dr Rebecca King
    Researcher, Lecturer Public Health
  • Dr Helen Elsey
    Researcher, Associate Professor Public Health
  • Sandra McNerney
    Communications Assistant


Advancement through Research and Knowledge (ARK) Foundation, Bangladesh

  • Dr Rumana Huque
    Chair, ARK Foundation, Bangladesh
  • Dr Shammi Nasrin
    Research Associate, ARK Foundation, Bangladesh
  • Zunayed Al Azdi
    Research Associate, Research & Uptake Team
  • Samina Huque
    Project Co-ordinator, ARK Foundation, Bangladesh


Association for Social Development (ASD), Pakistan

  • Dr Amir Khan
    Chair, ASD, Pakistan
  • Nida Khan
    Project Co-ordinator, ASD Pakistan


Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD International) Nepal

  • Dr Sushil Baral
    Managing Director, HERD International, Nepal
  • Sudeepa Khanal
    Senior Manager, HERD International, Nepal
  • Rajesh Ghimire
    Manager, HERD International, Nepal
  • Dr Chandani Kharel
    Research Fellow, Herd International, Nepal


Malaria Consortium, UK and Ethiopia

  • Helen Counihan
    Head of Technical, West & Central Africa, Malaria Consortium
  • Christian Rassi
    Research Officer, Malaria Consortium, UK