Suzy joined the END Fund in October 2021 as the Director, Measurement, Evaluation and Learning. Suzy’s work strengthens monitoring and evaluation systems, designs and implements surveys, mapping, and assessments to demonstrate the END Fund’s contribution to global NTD targets.
Suzy has multi-country experience in soil-transmitted helminth (STH) and schistosomiasis epidemiology, and has worked in infectious disease technical roles for over 20 years. She joined the END Fund from the SCI Foundation (United Kingdom), where she played a major role in planning and reviewing country surveys. For several months in 2020, she managed the team of epidemiologists and biostatisticians for Queensland’s COVID-19 response (Australia). Suzy was the Associate Director and technical lead for the global Deworm the World program (Evidence Action; USA) for several years, focussed on technical assistance for India and Kenya country programs. Suzy has been a member of India’s High-Level Scientific Committee on STH, a member of Ethiopia’s Schistosomiasis and STH Technical Advisory Group, a participant at various World Health Organization and Global Schistosomiasis Alliance meetings, and an observer at STH Advisory Committee meetings. Suzy is the Immediate Past Chair of the NNN Schistosomiasis and STH Disease Specific Group, and serves as a Deputy Editor for PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, and an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Tropical Diseases.
Suzy’s PhD analyzed STH epidemiology in Timor-Leste (Australian National University; ANU); she has an MPH (University of Queensland), a BSc, and a BA (ANU). She did post-doctoral work at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom), on schistosomiasis and STH control strategies in Ghana and Cameroon.
In her personal time, she is a member of a global leadership group that strategises on issues ranging from COVID-19 to climate change. Suzy loves creating family memories, traveling, running/hiking, learning languages, playing piano, and is passionate about the environment.