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Ellie Brown

Ellie Brown joined Itad in the summer of 2017 as Health Theme Leader. She is a research, monitoring and evaluation expert with over 15 years’ experience working on rights-based health programmes in the UK and internationally.

Ellie has extensive experience in leading research and programme evaluations, often working with young people in formative assessments and youth-led design of sexual and reproductive health services.She also has extensive experience in quality of care and maternal and child health programmes, working using health systems and accountability approach to improve primary health care systems in Nigeria, Yemen and Pakistan.

Ellie has often used rapid ethnographic methods generate insights to design services to reach marginalised populations. She has expertise in maternal and neo-natal health, sexual and reproductive health and has worked in behaviour change, results-based (voucher) and service delivery programmes. As part of her role as Head of the UK programmes, she led a national evaluation of the ‘FGM Initiative’, as well as local area health and social needs assessments.

Nationality: British
Languages: English (mother tongue), French (advanced), Khmer (basic)
Country Experience:

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Yemen, Zimbabwe


MSc in Social Development and Health
Queen Margaret University College
BA in Archaeology and Anthropology
Magdalen College, Oxford University


2017 - ongoing
Health Theme Leader
Itad Ltd.

2011 - 2017
Senior Technical Specialist – Policy and Research
Options Consultancy Services Ltd.

2008 - 2011
Senior Research Officer
Options Consultancy Services Ltd.

2007 - 2008
Lead consultant
Youth Star Cambodia

Lead consultant
International Organization for Migration

2005 - 2006
Team leader
International Organization for Migration

Anthropologist/Research Coordinator
Action Research for Advocacy Initiative (ARAI) Health Unlimited

The Policy Project, Cambodia

2004 - 2005
ILO/USDOL, HIV/AIDS Workplace Programme

2004 - 2005
Gender/BCC specialist
The Policy Project

2003 - 2004
The International Organization for Migration

Health education specialist/ Anthropologist
World Health Organization (WHO)

2002 - 2003
Health Unlimited

2001 - 2002
Health Education Specialist/ Anthropologist
The European Commission’s Malaria Control Project (EC-CMCP)

1999 - 2000
Project Officer
Co-ordination of Action Research on AIDS and Mobility (CARAM), CARE International in Cambodia

French Literature Reviewer
“Conference on the Meaning of Community in Cambodia”, SOWG (Working Group on Social Organisation in Cambodia)