Katie joined Action for Global Health as Network Manager in April 2019. She is responsible for engaging with UK government and global health stakeholders, implementing AfGH’s advocacy strategy, coordinating member activities, fundraising and guiding the strategic direction of the organisation. Katie also represents Action for Global Health through her seat on the Advisory Group for the UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Mechanism.
Previously, Katie was the Events and Advocacy Officer at the Coalition for Global Prosperity, where she focused on sustaining parliamentary support for DFID’s work and international development more broadly. She has also worked with a number of grassroots organisations in Uganda, including the Uganda Landmine Survivors Association and M-LISADA Kampala.
Katie studied English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford.
Melanie coordinates the COVID-19 Working Group at Action for Global Health and is responsible for developing the group’s advocacy, working with global stakeholders and engaging with UK government.
Previously, Melanie has managed campaigns for Amnesty International, ActionAid UK and International Planned Parenthood (IPPF), where she led a global SRHR advocacy project to build momentum for the right to abortion.
Melanie has facilitated a range of grassroots organising projects, and is an advocate for mental health – speaking at a range of events and hosting a series of wellness and mental health workshops for those living with mental health conditions.
She is completing a Masters in Gender, Sexuality and Society.
Gjori Langeland, Senior Trusts and Foundations Officer
Gjori joined Action for Global Health in December 2020 as the Senior Trusts and Foundations Officer.
Prior to joining the team Gjori worked for many years in development and leadership roles, in Civil Society organisations in the UK, mainly within the field of Violence Against Women and Girls. In this role, she partnered with the Action for Global Health and STOPAIDS teams in supporting the sustainability of the Action for Global Health Network.
Melissa Jones, Digital Campaigns and Communications Officer
Melissa joined Action for Global Health in January 2021 to develop and implement the digital campaigns and communications strategies.
Prior to joining the team, she worked at Manchester Metropolitan University as an International Recruitment and Marketing Officer. She developed and managed digital campaigns across 10 different markets within South East Asia, East Asia and Africa.
Melissa is hugely passionate about the charity sector having championed those with hearing loss at The Royal National Institute for Deaf People as well as the elderly at The Oddfellows Friendly Society where she set up and ran the marketing function for their financial brand, ‘Unity Mutual’.
At university Melissa studied Business Studies before deciding to specialise and attain her Professional Marketing Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Fiona joined Sightsavers in November 2020 as a Health Policy Advisor where she works on eye health and disability inclusion in health both within the UK development system and within the broader UN system. She currently represents Sightsavers at CONCORD, the EU NGO network and in the Action for Global Health working groups. Prior to joining Sightsavers she worked at Irish Aid on EU development policy during the pivotal negotiations on the new EU development instruments.
She joined the Action for Global Health Steering Committee in August 2021. She is also a member of the National Women’s Council of Ireland.
With a BSc in Optometry and a Masters in International Public Health, and experience working in healthcare in Ireland and on health care worker capacity building programmes Malawi, she has a unique combination of experience and knowledge. She is passionate about strengthening health systems and equity in access to healthcare.
Harry Rogers, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer for Child Health, RESULTS UK
Harry Rogers is a Senior Parliamentary Advocacy Officer at RESULTS UK. In this role, he works on the child health portfolio, with a particular focus on routine immunisation. He also coordinates the APPG on Vaccinations for All, chaired by Dr Philipppa Whitford MP.
Dylan Bruce, Health Policy and Advocacy Adviser, Save the Children UK
Dylan joined Save the Children UK in August 2021, where he coordinates advocacy on global health in the UK.
Prior to joining the sector, Dylan worked in a range of roles in the UK civil service: from the implementation of Brexit at the Department of Exiting the EU, to supporting the development of new trade agreements at the Department of International Trade.
During the pandemic, directly before joining Save the Children, Dylan supported the UK’s vaccine rollout and led the development of multilateral and global access policy in the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce.
Dylan has a degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, enjoys pubs, hiking and when animals from different species become friends with each other.
Charlotte joined THET in December 2016 as Communications Officer, becoming Communications Manager in October 2018 and Head of External Engagement in June 2021. At THET she oversees a number of core organisational pillars including: Communications and Advocacy, Events, Digital Transformation and Income Generation. She is also a member of the Action for Global Health Steering Committee and the Communications Coordinator on the board of Women in Global Health UK.
With an Undergraduate Degree from the University of in Social Anthropology and Arabic, and a Masters in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS – University of London, Charlotte’s experience and education is diverse and wide-ranging. Prior to THET she worked for Emergency UK, overseeing their communications in conflict and post-conflict settings, One The Square, a community based artisan start-up and as a Freelance Editor for Hurst Publishers.
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