Global team

Head of Global - Dr Sebastian Taylor

Sebastian heads the Global Child Health Programme at RCPCH, supporting health systems development in East and West Africa and South/Southeast Asia, and advising on multilateral and global child health policy. His principal area of research and policy interest is global health governance and the equitable provision of health determinants and health care in low/middle income and fragile countries. He advises World Health Organization as a member of the Technical Advisory Groups for Polio Eradication in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He has lectured in international health and development at the University of East Anglia, UCL and the School of Oriental and African Studies. He served as chief executive to two international humanitarian NGOs (the International Rescue Committee, supporting refugee and displaced populations around the world, and Landmine Action, an NGO working on arms control, landmine clearance, and post-conflict reconstruction). He has worked extensively with the World Health Organisation, Unicef and UNDP, and was Senior Research Fellow with UCL until 2008, working as a member of the secretariat of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health.

sebastian.taylor@rcpch.ac.uk - 020 7092 6009

International Officer - Dr Bhanu Williams

Bhanu is a consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Director of Medical Education at London Northwest Healthcare University NHS Trust. She trained in infectious diseases at St Mary’s and Great Ormond Street Hospitals and obtained the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She has previously worked in the Gambia with Voluntary Service Overseas. She is an alumnus of the Prepare to Lead Development Programme for Clinician Leaders.

She has authored a paper in the Lancet about the need to include global child health competencies in the UK paediatric curriculum. Her research interests include health service evaluation research, TB and Vitamin D. As RCPCH International Officer, she leads on strategy, advocacy and programme design with the Global team.

Programme managers

Marcus Wootton

Marcus manages the RCPCH programmes in Myanmar and Cambodia. Prior to this he worked in South Sudan, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya and Vietnam. In the UK he has a background of 13 years in the NHS as an Emergency Department Nursing Lead.

marcus.wootton@rcpch.ac.uk - 020 7092 6017

Andrew Fryer

Andrew is the Programme Manager for our work delivering Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment Plus’ (ETAT+) in Sierra Leone. The programme focuses on building life-saving neonatal and paediatric skills among doctors, nurses, midwives, medical and clinical officers at secondary (District Hospital) facilities in Sierra Leone using adapted ETAT+ methodologies.

Prior to this Andrew also been the lead on the College's projects in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Myanmar. He has an MA in Development studies from the University of Leeds and has previously worked for Sightsavers and Global Citizen. Andrew has experience of living and working in Ghana, India, Nepal and South Africa.

andrew.fryer@rcpch.ac.uk - 020 7092 6016

Marie Bontoux

Marie Bontoux is the Programme manager for the Rwanda Neonatal Care programme.

marie.bontoux@rcpch.ac.uk

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