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Meet the global health team

Our global health initiatives team works with partners worldwide to make measurable impacts on global health.

Contact us to talk about how we can work together to make sustainable changes or find out more about our global health initiatives.

  • Mitali Wroczynski

    Director of Global Health

  • Lalitha Bhagavatheeswaran

    Engagement and Knowledge Manager, Global Health

  • Amy Hilton

    Head of Customer Marketing

  • Elisa Roma, PhD

    Partnerships and Programmes Manager

  • Henry Spilberg

    Associate Publisher

  • Kieran Walsh

    Clinical Director

Mitali Wroczynski

Director of Global Health

With an honours degree in law and an established career of over 15 years’ public, private and charity health sector experience, Mitali is one of the most credible advisors available to contribute to global health policy development and effective implementation.

Mitali works closely with ministries of health, agriculture, and defence to influence policy decision-making, and develop new global health partnerships. She pioneered BMJ’s clinical decision support training initiative that supports healthcare professionals working in low and middle-income countries to improve the detection, diagnosis, and management of infectious diseases and contributes to building health system resilience. She has also played a key role in making risk communication a central issue for managing major contagious disease outbreaks, epidemics or pandemics, as part of the EU-funded programme, TELL ME.

Previously, Mitali represented the Boards of over 150 hospitals at the UK Department of Health. She was also involved in a research project on long-term conditions at the World Health Organisation, and a study of the Kaiser Permanente system, whilst completing the NHS Management Training Scheme postgraduate diploma in healthcare management and policy. Mitali was recently certified in Global Health Diplomacy with the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Lalitha Bhagavatheeswaran

Engagement and Knowledge Manager, Global Health

Lalitha joined BMJ in 2018 and is the Engagement and Knowledge Manager for BMJ’s global health initiatives.

Previously, Lalitha has worked for organisations such as at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Royal Society of Medicine, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Wellcome Trust.

She has a wealth of experience in programme management, mixed-methods research and has conducted fieldwork in Uganda, Namibia, and India.

In unison with her current role, Lalitha is a steering committee member of the South Asian Adolescent Diabetes Awareness Programme at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto) and the Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Global Health Film Initiative.

Lalitha has an MSc in Public Health from LSHTM, a Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases summer session qualification in global infectious diseases, and a BSc in Integrative Biology and Health Studies from the University of Toronto.

Amy Hilton

Head of Customer Marketing

As BMJ’s global lead on partner and customer engagements, Amy’s remit expands across all institutional sectors. She provides strategic direction for a team of nine, who meet the engagement, adoption and training needs of more than 8,000 global institutions.

Specialising in developing strategies for global academic, governmental and corporate customers, Amy has a thorough knowledge of healthcare policies and motivators. She can quickly identify drivers for change and foresee emerging trends to influence how BMJ’s tools and resources can best inform clinical practice.

Elisa Roma, PhD

Partnerships and Programmes Manager

Elisa is a global health advocate with more than a decade of experience spanning from research, evaluation, programme management and building human and institutional capacity.

Her knowledge of global health derives from spending the past decade working as a researcher and evaluator in Tanzania, South Africa, India, Indonesia and Haiti. More recently, she has been focusing on transitioning healthcare systems in Central Europe and the Caucasus region.

At BMJ, Elisa is responsible for managing our Clinical Decision Support Training Initiative and engaging with new countries to build relevant partnership contracts.

Her impressive grasp of the programme and strategic landscape, and her insight and global health expertise provides the perfect backdrop for strengthening new and existing relationships with our international health funders.

Before BMJ, Elisa worked as Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the University of KwaZulu Natal, leading research on water, sanitation, hygiene-related diseases in low and middle-income countries. She holds a PhD in Water Science, an MSc in Management and Implementation of Development Projects and an MA in International Politics and Economics.

Henry Spilberg

Associate Publisher

An accomplished STM publisher with more than 20 years' experience, Henry works in the journals division of BMJ. He is responsible for managing a prestigious list of open access and hybrid biomedical journals, including society-owned, co-owned, and proprietary titles.

Henry is well established in STM publishing, so is well placed to help your organisation build a strong connection with new audiences through the form of supplements.

Kieran Walsh

Clinical Director

Kieran is the editorial lead for our medical education and clinical decision support products. He has a vast amount of online medical education experience, clinical decision support, face-to-face delivery of medical education, and summative and formative assessment.

Kieran has published over 200 papers in the biomedical literature and has published four books. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the Academy of Medical Educators, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. In the past, he worked as a hospital doctor specialising in general internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

Kieran regularly contributes to BMJ Opinion with thought-provoking blogs and articles on the need for more and better continuous professional development within modern healthcare systems.