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Health Education and Training (HEAT)

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HEAT Team

HEAT is driven by a core team, based within the OU’s International Development Office, and a wider multi-functional team of academics, social and human rights experts, policy makers from all levels and international development professionals. We are also supported by a strong group of partners that contribute extensively to HEAT’s direction.

The Open University

  • Lesley-Anne Long 
    Director, HEAT Programme
  • Dr Basiro Davey
    Deputy Director (Ethiopia)
  • Alison Robinson 
    Programme Coordinator
  • Pam Furniss 
    Environmental Health Adviser
  • Ali Wyllie 
    Lead eLearning Adviser
  • Dawn Partner
    Senior Production Assistant

Ethiopian Coordinators

  • Ato Mohammed Hussein Abeseko
    Health Extension Worker Upgrading Programme Coordinator
  • UNICEF Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health
    Ato Tedla Mulatu
    Training Coordinator, AMREF Ethiopia 

Academic Editors

  • Dr Saroj Datta
    Senior Lecturer, Life Sciences
  • Dr Sarah Davies
    Lecturer, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Peggotty Graham
    Former Senior Lecturer, Social Policy
  • Janet Haresnape
    Staff Tutor, Faculty of Science
  • Dr Tom Heller
    Former Senior Lecturer, Health and Social Care
  • Dr Rosa Hoekstra
    Lecturer in Psychology
  • Dr Hilary Macqueen
    Senior Lecturer, Life Sciences
  • Dr Heather McLannahan
    Visiting Senior Lecturer, Life Sciences  
  • Dr Kerry Murphy
    Lecturer in Neuroscience
  • Dr Anita Rogers
    Senior Lecturer, Health and Social Care
  • Dr Nacho Romero
    Senior Lecturer in Cellular Neuroscience
  • Professor Pam Shakespeare
    Emeritus Professor, Health and Social Care
  • Norma Sherratt
    Former Senior Lecturer, Social Policy
  • Dr Jeff Thomas
    Senior Lecturer, Life Sciences