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As a research and policy officer at UKCDR, Sheila is responsible for providing research and policy advice to member UKCDR organisations and key stakeholders. Sheila joined UKCDR in April 2017 and her areas of expertise span across global health and nutrition research.

Sheila holds an Msci degree in Biochemistry and Genetics from The University of Nottingham, and a Msc degree in Nutrition for Global Health from The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Prior to this, she worked as a Higher Scientific Officer with the Medical Research Council Gambia supporting co-ordination a clinical trial, and with The Power of Nutrition undertaking scoping analysis of potential implementing partners. She also worked as a consultant with The World Health Organization (WHO) Rwanda, where she initiated development of the national protocol for strengthening nutrition surveillance, supported surveys on malnutrition in Rwandan refugee camps and provided assistance for the implementation of The United Nations Joint Communications strategy. Whilst at WHO, she co-authored a book chapter on brain drain caused by recruitment of health workers from sub-Saharan Africa to developed countries.