Dorothy has over thirty years’ experience working in child health. She trained as a paediatric nurse and worked as a staff nurse and ward sister in intensive care, and as a nurse tutor at Great Ormond Street hospital. She has significant experience of child health in a variety of settings including working overseas as a delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and a Country Director in Pakistan for VSO.
Dorothy has a Masters’ in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health (2001). She has more than twenty years’ experience designing, implementing and monitoring child health projects overseas and in the UK. She has been involved in co-designing and delivering high quality research programmes which have been proven to reduce newborn mortality.
She was the first Director of Women and Children First which pioneered and continues to promote community mobilisation and participatory learning for pregnant women and their communities in low resource settings. This approach has now been adopted by the WHO (WHO recommendation on community mobilisation through facilitated participatory and action learning cycles with women’s groups for maternal and newborn health 2014).
Dorothy is passionate about the delivery of high quality health services and care for children and their families. In her free time she enjoys walking, running, reading, travelling and going to the cinema.