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Professor Anthony Costello (MA MB BChir FRCP FRCPCH) is Professor of International Child Health and head of the Centre for International Health and Development at the UCL Institute of Child Health. He is director of the UCL Institute for Global Health and received award grants of over £20m. His areas of scientific expertise include the evaluation of community interventions on maternal and newborn mortality, women's groups, the cost effectiveness of interventions, community and social life saving treatments for maternal and newborn mortality in the poorest populations, nutritional supplementation and international overseas aid flows for maternal and child health. He is an Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust and at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, UCLH Trust.

Dr. Bejoy Nambiar (MBBS, MPH) is a Research Fellow with IGH responsible for monitoring and evaluation. At present, Dr. Nambiar's work focuses on the MaiKhanda project; a maternal and neonatal project covering 3 districts in the central region of Malawi. This project measures maternal and neonatal mortality through a population based surveillance system using cluster randomized trial design. Dr Nambiar also supports PACHI on research capacity building and getting medical evidence into policy and practice. He has a degree in Medicine and a masters degree in Health Administration and in Public Health. He has previously worked in HIV prevention projects among vulnerable populations in urban slums in India. He has experience in managing research projects in Qatar. His areas of interest include health systems and services research, community health and health economics. As part of his PhD he studies the effectiveness of a community based key-informant surveillance system in measuring vital events.

Tim Colbourn (Bsc, MSc) joined the Centre for International Health and Development at ICH (a precursor to the new UCL Institute for Global) in 2007. He lived and worked in Malawi for 4 years on a large randomised controlled trial of community women's groups and health facility quality improvement aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. He completed a PhD in Health Economics at UCL, where he investigated benefits and costs of the women's group intervention related to quality of life as well as novel methods of measuring them. Tim is currently working on four projects: (1) a Gates-funded study of the impact of the new PCV-13 pneumonia vaccine on all levels of the health system in two districts of Malawi; (2) an EU FP7-funded project on Missed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant Health in Africa, specifically those related to post-partum care for mother and baby; (3) a DfID-funded project called Evidence for Action on Maternal Mortality which is focusing on building community and district-based evidence in six African countries including Malawi for advocacy to improve maternal mortality by also encouraging local and national governments to be more accountable to their people; and (4) a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award looking at comparisons between women's group and other interventions aimed at  reducing maternal and neonatal mortality, and looking at various methods including meta-analysis, costing and economic evaluation, verbal autopsy and community birth and deaths surveillance systems in six sites in Malawi, India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Tim has recently finished working on a large randomised controlled trial of community and facility interventions to improve maternal and neonatal mortality in Malawi, where he was based  from 2007-2011.

Sue Mann (MBChB, MPH, MRCOG) is a co-researcher for MOMI WP2.  She works as a Senior clinical research associate at UCL, mainly in the field of health systems and services research and studying public health interventions - in the area of sexual and reproductive health.  She is currently working on two UK-based studies - one to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of integrating gynaecology services into community reproductive health and another to explore user based narratives amongst harder to reach communities to inform service design. She also works part-time as a clinical Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health at King's College Hospital in London.

Nehla Djellouli (B.Sc, MSc) is a research assistant at UCL's Institute of Global Health. She is currently coordinating and overseeing the data collection and data analysis for the final evaluation of the MOMI project. Her previous research focused on HIV policy implementation in a context of sexual tourism in Cartagena, Colombia. She also worked at Maastricht University as a Tutor & Trainer, teaching in various modules related to European Public Health, Global Health and Health Policy across 4 BSc programmes and 2 MSc programmes. Her PhD research at UCL revolves around developing public and patient involvement in large-scale change.