Beth Hollihead works as the senior Project and Capacity Development Manager for the Community Health Systems Research Group within the department of International Public Health of LSTM. The group consists of twenty staff and doctoral students with a research portfolio of over £8 million (2018), spanning 11 countries across Africa and Asia. Beth provides strategic project management services across this portfolio, with responsibilities including the legal, contractual, financial and administrative management of consortia; developing the appropriate processes and procedures for managing projects; providing smooth financial control and ensuring clear and accurate communications both within research consortia and with funders. Beth manages a team who provide project administration and coordination across the portfolio, and together they support the generation of strategic new proposals for funding as well as the accurate and timely reporting of current outputs and expenditures. Beth previously worked for LATH, the consultancy company of LSTM, providing programme coordination and project management for a portfolio of over £5,000,000 of long and short term global health initiatives, including a large World Bank project with the Ministry of Health in South Sudan. She has a wide range of experience and background in management systems, IT and finance, working with donors such as EU, USAID, UNITAID, DfiD, Global Fund and DANIDA.
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