Web for Development Analyst
Gabriel Silva is a Network and Systems Analyst member of the HRWeb team. In 2009 he obtained a Bachelor in Computer Science and is currently completing his Master´s degree in Computer Networks and Security, at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Gabriel has worked as a System Analyst at Syst, developing the Metasys OS in partnership with Intel, also worked at Oi, one of the largest telephone and Internet providers in Brazil, at the IT Operation Center. Gabriel has also worked as researcher on many projects, such as the Spam Mining Project, developing new methods of Spam analysis and prevention in collaboration with Cert.br, the Brazilian National Computer Emergency Response Team. His areas of expertise are Web Development and Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Virtualization platforms / Cloud Computing, Fault Tolerant Systems, Open Source Solutions and IT Security.
Administrative Assistant, Research for Health Africa
After working with COHRED for four years, Teresa moved to join the Research for Health Africa (R4HA) team in October 2011. Her role provides administrative support to the Director of Programmes, Sylvia de Haan, and the R4HA team. With a background in communications, Teresa is using her experience to provide communications support to the R4HA programme to facilitate communication, learning and sharing between the project partners. Teresa is also involved in staff communications for The COHRED Group.
Arianna D’Amora, MA
Arianna D’Amora has joined COHRED in November 2012 as volunteer database organiser, and is currently employed as Administrative Assistant.
She has lived in London for six years where she has worked for OXFAM GB. She holds an Undergraduate Degree in Languages from the University l’Orientale in Italy with specialization in Arabic, English and Spanish languages and cultures. Also she has pursued a Master of Arts in International Liaison and Communications from the Westminster University of London. She has travelled to Zambia to work as a community volunteer.
Programme Manager Research for Health Africa
Sylvia is a health scientist. After graduating from Nijmegen University she worked for several years in the field of environmental and occupational health in the Netherlands and in Tanzania. She has been working for COHRED since 1998. Her areas of responsibility within COHRED mostly focused on working with partners in developing countries to develop projects to improve and strengthen national health research.
Web for Development Analyst
Marcelo Delgado is a System Analyst now working with the Web for Development team. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in 2009. In his academic life, Marcelo developed research in the Business Intelligence area. He also worked at International Syst, as a Business Intelligence Analyst, and at large companies like Accenture, building a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for the Vale Mining Company. His areas of expertise are Web Development, Business Intelligence and Open Source Solutions.
Danny Edwards joined COHRED in August 2011 as Policy Analyst, working with Louis Currat and the Global Forum team on the development of Forum 2012. Danny also works with COHRED’s R&D team. Danny is originally from Wellington, New Zealand. He completed his postgraduate education in Human Bioethics at Monash University, Melbourne, before joining the World Health Organisation’s Ethics, Trade and Human Rights unit through a fellowship in 2007. During that time Danny collaborated with COHRED on the Global Forum for Bioethics in Research, following which he moved to London. While in London Danny worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at two Government Agencies; first leading on a review of the genetic testing of human embryos at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Agency, before moving to a role leading on policy on the relationships between intellectual property, trade, development and public health at the United Kingdom’s Intellectual Property Office.
Monica is Financial Officer, responsible for the bookkeeping and financial aspects of COHRED’s business. Her duties include bookkeeping, financial reporting, budget, audit and related tasks. She has been working at COHRED since January 2010. Monica has come to COHRED to fulfill her interest in working with developing countries, after several years serving in the accounting and human resources departments of several companies in Geneva in the fields of insurance and transport. She studied Economics at the Geneva University, receiving her degree in Commercial and Industrial Sciences in 1991. She was born in Geneva and spent most of her time in Switzerland and France.
Executive Director, The COHRED Group
Carel is a public health physician and epidemiologist. He has worked in rural medicine, peri-urban and urban health care and environmental health services, as well as in academic public health education and research ethics training. He has also published in various areas in applied research and public health. Carel was the founding Director of the University of Pretoria’s School of Health Systems and Public Health until his appointment as COHRED Director in January 2004. Prof. IJsselmuiden, as COHRED Director, is ex-offico member of the Board.
Florine Jobin joined COHRED in October 2011 as the Personal Assistant to COHRED’s Director, Carel IJsselmuiden. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Director’s office and provides him with administrative support. She also conducts background research for the office. Florine holds a Diploma and a Masters degree in Anthropology from the Universities of Geneva and Neuchatel respectively. She has also pursued a postgraduate course in ‘African societies and development’ in Spain. She has experiences in social sciences research and events management and organisation – with particular focus on health sector.
Andrew Kanyegirire, PhD
Head of Communications
Andrew Kanyegirire is a communication for development (C4D) specialist. Andrew joined COHRED as Head of Communications in November 2011. Prior to joining COHRED he led the communications unit at the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in South Africa. As a a media practitioner, he has experiences as a business editor at The New Vision in Kampala, Uganda. His work has also appeared in publications in East and Southern Africa and the UK. He has also done research at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa. His areas of interest include: C4D, corporate communications, new media, journalism and public relations. Andrew holds a PhD in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University, South Africa.
MARC Senior Research Officer Mapping Drug Regulatory Authorities and Research Ethics Committees in Africa on HRWeb/MARC Web
Mary was born in Uganda and has worked as Principal Research Officer in the Mininistry of Health Botswana where she served as the secretary to the Botswana National Ethics Committee. She also serves as a member of the University of Botswana IRB. In 2010, she obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in International Research Ethics from the University of Capetown, through the IRENSA program. Her interest in research ethics mainly focuses on informed consent which forms part of her PhD study on ‘parental consent for pediatric clinical trials’. She has contributed to the strengthening of ethics capacity in Botswana by establishment of new Institutional Review Boards and Community Advisory Boards. In addition she has established collaborative links with the University Of Pennsylvania, University of Botswana, Havard School of Public Health, Baylor College of Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve cross-national IRB-review of international protocols for research conducted in Botswana and increase the cultural awareness. Mary is a Project Coordinator of an EDCTP project granted to Botswana to strengthen ethics capacity and has participated in the drafting of the Botswana Human Research Bill, Standard Operating Procedures and Research Guidelines.
Manager, Web for Development
Bruno is a Systems Analyst. He has more than 9 years experience in designing new IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity. He served as Consultant at the Brazilian Ministry of Health where he helped expand the Department of Science and Technology’s information systems, data collection and validation processes. He has a background in data modeler, software engineering and implementing information systems using a variety of technologies.
Head of COHRED Africa
Boi is currently the Head of COHRED Africa office. She has worked as a clinician at Botswana’s main referral hospital – Princess Marina and as a Senior Research Fellow at COHRED – responsible for coordinating the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and Pfizer funded MARC (Mapping African Research Ethics Review and Medicines Regulatory Capacity; (www.researchethicsweb.org) project. Following being awarded a SARETI (South African Research Ethics Training Initiative) Masters scholarship in 2008 and the best scholar prize in 2009, Boi has significantly contributed to the African Health research ethics landscape and published in various areas of health research. Her research interests includes ethical issues in paediatrics clinical trials, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. She currently serves as an advisor on clinical trials oversight to the SADC secretariat.
Dr. Gabriela Montorzi is Programme Manager at COHRED. She is responsible for ensuring the implementation of technical support activities aimed at strengthening research and innovation systems in low and middle income countries. Such activities include, among others, governance, management and coordination to advance national research oversight; priority setting to provide stakeholder input into the establishment of research agendas; and policy development to provide vision for national research development.
Before that she was a Process Officer at COHRED, responsible for organisational management including the setting and follow-up of workflow processes; a fellow at the World Health Organisation’s Ethics Review Committee, involved in the evaluation and analysis of research ethics review processes; and a cardiovascular research scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, involved in interdisciplinary research.
Gabriela holds a PhD in Life Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Switzerland, an MA in Bioethics and Law from the University of Barcelona – Spain, and a BA in Biology from San Luis University – Argentina.
Web for Development Analyst
Rafael Sahb is a member of the HRWeb team, he will support the continued development of HRWeb, COHRED’s website and other information technology projects.
He is currently completing his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Rafael has worked as web developer for large organizations and for academic institutions in Brazil, including 5Clicks and Free Software Lab at UFMG. His areas of expertise are Server-side/Client-side Development, Web Standards, Search Engine Optimization, Free Software Solutions, Social Media Tools and IT Security.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Switzerland / UK
Emanuel is a monitoring and evaluation specialist. He currently supports COHRED in developing monitoring and evaluation strategies and systems with the Research for Health Africa team.
Prior to joining COHRED Emanuel worked on a series of humanitarian and development projects such as disaster relief, working with farming cooperatives, water and sanitation, developing small business initiatives, construction, microfinance, and developing humanitarian training courses. Emanuel has worked for ACTED, Charities Advisory Trust, DevEd, Health Poverty Action, People’s Watch, Shelter Centre, UNHCR, UNRISD and WaterAid in Africa, Europe and South and Central Asia.
Emanuel has an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies in International Studies and Diplomacy and an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from Fordham University.
Director of Development
Kathelene is an award winning fundraising professional with more than 15 years expertise in both the UK and USA in generating revenue and developing new income sources. She brings to COHRED her experience as an articulate and persuasive relationship and stakeholder manager who has excelled at building sustainable partnerships between businesses, the education sector, government, private individuals and the cultural and charitable sectors. Previously the Director of Oxford Inspires the cultural development agency in Oxfordshire, UK, she is an experienced leader with over 10 years in senior roles and a true passion for the fundraising profession.