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Meet the team whose work is helping to put effective healthcare within the reach of everyone everywhere.  

Meet the 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.

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  • Mitali Wroczynski

    Head of Strategic Partnerships

  • Kieran Walsh

    Clinical director - BMJ

  • Dr Tracy Eastman MBChB, MBA

    Director of PACK Global Development

  • Elisa Roma, PhD

    Partnerships and Programme Manager

  • Amy Hilton

    Head of Institutional Marketing

Mitali Wroczynski

Head of Strategic Partnerships

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 infectious 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 for the NHS Management Training Scheme postgraduate diploma in healthcare management and policy. Mitali is currently studying Global Health Diplomacy with the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Kieran Walsh

Clinical director - BMJ

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

Dr Tracy Eastman MBChB, MBA

Director of PACK Global Development

Tracy is a medical doctor and health manager, trained at the University of Cape Town. She currently leads the partnership between the UCT KTU and the BMJ. She has been instrumental in the successful implementation of the PACK programme (Practical Approach to Care Kit) in Brazil, Nigeria and Ethiopia.

Tracy’s experience of general and rural clinical practice has enabled her to support long-term primary healthcare focused collaborations between clinicians, health managers, funders and researchers, working together on primary healthcare systems strengthening initiatives.

Previously, after five years of clinical practice in South Africa, Canada and the UK, Tracy worked as a hospital manager responsible for Maternal and Child Health service delivery in Western Cape, South Africa for 3 years, followed by nine years implementing Health Information systems (HIS) and Electronic medical record (EMR) systems in hospitals in South Africa and the UK.

Before taking over leadership of the BMJ/UCT KTU partnership in June 2015, Tracy headed the BMJ’s Evidence Centre on the development of BMJ Best Practice, which is currently ranked as one of the top three clinical decision support tools for health professionals worldwide.*

Elisa Roma, PhD

Partnerships and Programme Manager

Elisa is a global health advocate and expert with in depth experience spanning from research development and programme management to building and evaluating cost-effective steps for sustainable changes.

At BMJ, Elisa is responsible for managing the delivery of our clinical decision support initiative, and engaging with new countries to deliver 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 global health funders.

Her knowledge of global health derives from spending the past decade based in Tanzania, South Africa, India, Indonesia and Haiti. More recently, she was focusing on transitioning healthcare systems in Central Europe and the Caucasus region. Elisa is passionate about improving health and healthcare systems in low and middle-income economies, by engaging governments in the right programmes that make measurable impacts.

Amy Hilton

Head of Institutional 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.