Beth Hollihead

Senior Programme Manager

Beth works as senior Programme Manager within 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 multi-million-pound research portfolio spanning projects in Africa and Asia.

With a team of project administration and coordination specialists, Beth provides strategic project management services to the Community Health Systems Group, as well as to the DRUM Consortium and the UKRI GCRF ARISE Hub. Beth manages a research portfolio with a value of £22m, with responsibilities including the legal, contractual, financial and administrative management of research partnerships; 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 exceptional 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, UKRI, Global Fund and DANIDA.