Kate Hawkins, Managing Director
Kate has worked with multilaterals, bilateral donors, researchers and the non-governmental sector on policy related issues. In recent years she has had more of a focus on research communications and the process by which evidence is translated into policy and practice.
Through Pamoja Kate supports organisations like the ReBUILD Consortium and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to strengthen their communications and research uptake work. She also works with non governmental organisations on advocacy and the creation of plans and products that will influence policy.
Kate has a first degree in Social Psychology and a Masters in Human Rights. She has worked as a Creative, a Policy Manager, Communications Officer and Researcher in a diverse range of organisations. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and a member of the Board of The Pleasure Project.
Gavin Stedman-Bryce, Director
Gavin is a public health and development evaluation professional with over 14 years’ experience. Gavin has made a notable contribution to health policy and practice. His passion to normalise HIV testing and reduce the huge numbers of people in the UK who do not know their HIV status led him to pilot the introduction of universal rapid HIV testing into primary care.
Through Pamoja Gavin supports organisations like the NHS, the YMCA, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Oxfam to evaluate and improve their social impact programming in the UK and worldwide. Educated in microbiology and with post graduate qualifications in global development management and public health, Gavin is committed to working in partnership with organisations, people and communities towards better quality of life for all.
Sarah Hyde is a communications professional with over 15 years’ experience in advocacy for global health including parliamentary lobbying, research and policy analysis, strategy development, project management, proposal development and reporting. She has in-depth knowledge of the EU institutions and funding mechanisms for development programmes and is highly skilled in provision of training, technical assistance and facilitating capacity building.Sarah has a particular interest in sexual and reproductive health. Previous clients include the World Health Organisation (WHO), Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, IPPF-European Network, Options, Interact Worldwide and Women and Children First (WCF). Sarah is the author of numerous publications, including a Briefing Pack: Achieving Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: from Commitment to Action (2011)
Alison is an experienced writer and editor in the field of international development with a strong background in health, governance, communication and participation. She currently edits Health Exchange magazine. Alison is also a writing trainer who uses facilitation and creative approaches with individuals and groups to enhance professional writing skills and to reflect on practice. Alison has extensive experience of working especially with trans-disciplinary research teams to create outputs such as policy briefs, audio-visual materials, web copy and life histories.
A range of health and development clients have contracted Alison. Recently she has worked with the International Health Partnership core team at the World Health Organisation who required assistance in building their website, the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics who needed support to document their work and the T-REC Consortium at the Liverpool School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine which aims to strengthen blood transfusion services for whom she provides general communications support.