Our Team

Katie Husselby

Katie Husselby

Katie Husselby

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Coordinator


Katie joined Action for Global Health as Coordinator 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.  

Ceri Jones

Katie Husselby

Katie Husselby

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 Communications and Campaigns Officer


Ceri is coordinating and guiding Action for Global Health's communications and campaign activities to support the network's efforts to advocate for continued UK leadership on global health. 


Prior to this, Ceri worked as a Senior Campaigns Strategist at the creative agency Shape History, where she consulted on purpose driven campaigns for clients including NGOs, academic institutes and philanthropic foundations. She has experience working across social, mobilising influencers, film/video and digital production. Ceri has also worked for Accenture on corporate social responsibility media campaigns. 


She has an MA in Poverty and Development from the University of Sussex.


Our Steering Committee

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Mike Podmore, STOPAIDS

As director of the network's hosting organisation, Mike has a permanent seat on the Steering Committee. 


Mike joined STOPAIDS as Director in July 2015. He partners with STOPAIDS Trustees in the delivery of their strategic plan. He represents STOPAIDS externally in the UK and internationally. 


He is Board Member for the Developed Country NGO Delegation on the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; a steering committee member of Global Fund Advocates NetworkCivil Society Sustainability Network; and Stamp Out Poverty

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Lenio Capsaskis, Save the Children UK

Lenio works as a health advocacy adviser at Save the Children UK. In this role she leads on the team’s global work on Primary Health Care for Universal Health Coverage and works with several SCUK supported country offices on their health advocacy planning and implementation.


Previously, Lenio worked as a Global Policy Adviser at the Wellcome Trust and completed a fellowship at the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House (2017) on access to health care for refugees and migrants in Greece. She has also worked as the health programmes manager for a large Greek NGO (PRAKSIS) on the provision and improvement of health services for populations excluded from the formal health sector. Lenio has experience of working in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on child health, particularly, immunisation in Sierra Leone (J-PAL) and advocating for increased support for innovative community based interventions to reduce childhood mortality with the Malaria Consortium in Mozambique and Uganda.


Lenio has an MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BSc in Psychology from UCL.

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Rachael Hore, RESULTS UK

Rachael is the Tuberculosis Policy Advocacy Officer at RESULTS UK, focussing on pushing TB up the political agenda in the UK and globally. She previously worked at Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in Geneva. Rachael read History at the University of Cambridge.

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Rob Dawson, Meningitis Research Foundation

Rob joined in 2016 after seeing the great work the charity does to help people affected by meningitis and septicaemia.


He is a strategic communications director with a experience in health and science across industry, public sector and not-for-profits. While working for government, he was highlighted for excellence in strategy, team motivation and evaluation in an independent review of communications capability by the UK Government’s Cabinet Office. 

Chair of the STEM PR Association, Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) member, Communiqué Award judge and has guest lectured at Cambridge and Kent Universities.

Awards include: Third Sector Awards 2018, Communications Campaign of the Year for Meningitis Research Foundation’s adolescent vaccine campaign; Communiqué Awards 2007, Best Use of a Survey for GlaxoSmithKline’s HIV portfolio; Communiqué Awards 2005, Best Patient Campaign for a social marketing campaign for Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare Trust. 

He was editor of the NAM and aidsmap HIV Treatment Training Manual and creates content as a freelancer for a range of health platforms. His other passions are plants, theatre and flying trapeze.