Who we are
Meet our Team
Based at UCL’s Institute for Global Health, the Children in All Policies 2030 Secretariat is made up of a small team dedicated to children’s health and well-being and to supporting the work of our global network of partners.
Dr Sarah Dalglish
Sarah Dalglish is a public health researcher and policy expert on children’s health. She coordinated the WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission ‘A future for the world’s children?’ and holds appointments at University College London’s Institute for Global Health (London, UK) and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Baltimore, USA). Her work aims to support progress on the health of children and future generations via research, policy and practice. She was named a Francophone Woman Leader in Global Health and received the “Excellence in Science” award from American Association for the Advancement of Science; she speaks fluent French and Hausa.
Prof Anthony Costello
Anthony Costello is a paediatrician and Professor of Global Health and Sustainable Development at University College London. An expert in maternal, newborn, and child health, community interventions; women’s groups; nutritional supplementation; and climate science and health, he is co-chair of the Lancet Countdown on Climate and Health, Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital and at the UCL Hospital for Tropical Diseases; and holds fellowships of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and of the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr Bethany Jennings
Programme and Research Coordinator
Bethany is a social scientist specialising in gender, inequality and qualitative research. She has worked in the areas of child protection, homelessness, exploitation, holistic services and participation, both in the UK and Bangladesh. Her work aims to highlight the experiences and amplify voices of marginalised groups. Bethany works with CAP-2030 to ensure meaningful participation of children & adolescents and supports CAP-2030’s Working Groups particularly for Country Implementation and Climate Change Advocacy.
Sarah Sterlini provides operations and governance support for CAP-2030, whilst also leading on the logistical and communication aspects of the initiative’s activities. She has a BA in Geography and Development from the University of Sussex and is a former secondary school teacher with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. As Widening Participation Champion for the Institute for Global Health she is passionate about improving educational opportunities and outcomes experienced by adolescents and young adults from under-represented groups.
Dr Lu Gram
Senior Data Scientist
Dr Lu Gram is a researcher on women’s and communities’ empowerment in low- and middle-income countries and a specialist in collective action for health and gender equality. He is a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow and recipient of a Naughton Clifts-Matthew grant. Lu has published extensively on maternal and child health, women’s empowerment, and community mobilisation. Over his career in Global Health, Dr Gram has lived and worked in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ghana, Nigeria, DRC, Uganda, and Kenya with research partners from World Health Organization, Saving Newborn Lives, and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Srivatsan Rajagopalan is a global health researcher with a passion for data analysis and research. He brings his expertise in child health and well-being and has worked on several initiatives aimed at protecting children’s futures. As a member of the Data & Learning Working Group, Srivatsan has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the Child Health and Wellbeing dashboard. He holds an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London and a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh. Outside of his work at CAP-2030, Srivatsan volunteers at Everyone’s Invited, a charity that supports survivors of sexual violence and harassment. With a passion for digital health innovations, he has also worked as a technical consultant.
Maria Soraghan is an interdisciplinary researcher specialising in economics, development studies and global health. Her work at CAP-2030 involves researching multisectoral policies that improve children’s health and well-being across the life-course. Alongside her research, she is a postgraduate teaching assistant of ‘New Economic Thinking’ at UCL. Maria holds an MSc with Distinction in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Simmons University (USA). Previously, she was a human rights advocate for a Haitian law and advocacy firm, a policy intern with the Boston (Massachusetts) Mayor’s Office of gender equity, and a researcher at LSE and Simmons. She has conducted field research in Argentina and Indonesia, among other countries.
Co – Chairs
Rt Hon Helen Clark
Former Prime Minister, New Zealand
Helen Clark, MA (Hons), served as Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms from 1999-2008. This was the culmination of a parliamentary career which began in 1981 when she was first elected as a Member of Parliament. Clark has served as Minister of Health, Housing, Conservation, Labour, and Ministerial Services, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and Minister responsible for the Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau.
Throughout her tenure as Prime Minister, she was active on a wide range of issues, including sustainability; climate change; economic growth; employment; education; health; arts, culture and heritage; and international affairs. Prior to entering Parliament, she taught in the Political Studies Department at the University of Auckland.
After leaving political office, Helen became Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, serving from 2009-2017. She continues to advocate across policy areas which have been of interest to her throughout her career in public life, has received several high honours and currently serves on a number of public good boards, including as Board Chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.
Prof. Awa Marie Coll-Seck
Minister of State, Senegal
Prof. Awa Marie Coll-Seck, MD, PhD, is Senegal’s Minister of State to the President of the Republic and Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative National Committee. She is also Chair of the Galien Africa Forum’s Scientific Committee. As a medical doctor and professor of infectious diseases, she served twice as the Health Minister, initiating far-reaching reform of the health sector. She was previously Executive Director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, as well as a Director at the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS.
Ambassador of the Initiative for the Elimination of Malaria in the Sahel (SaME) since 2017, Professor Awa Marie Coll Seck is also member among other boards, of the Malaria Strategic Advisory Panel (BMGF), the Board of Directors of Grand Challenges Canada and of the Jury of the Noguchi Africa Prize (Japan). She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program (USA), of the African Advisory Board (AA Board) of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE, Rwanda).
Prof. Coll Seck has been awarded several professional and academic high honours. Coll-Seck is the author of more than 150 scientific publications and communications on infectious and cardiovascular diseases.
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