Sheila is a programme officer for the Institute's Health Institutional Capacity Strengthening Programme. Her background is in international development with a focus on public-health research. She has previously worked with UK funders of international development research, convening a UK government cross-funder group on Epidemics Preparedness and Control research during the Covid-19 pandemic and leading development of safeguarding guidance for the UK international development research sector. She also worked with WHO Rwanda supporting the Disease Prevention and Control team, with a focus on nutrition. Sheila also holds an MSc in Global Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine.