Ghada is the Head of Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement at ICARS. In her role, she is shaping and delivering on ICARS’ mission, bridging the gap between evidence and practice, and working in close partnership with low- and middle-income countries. She is developing collaborations with a range of stakeholders including potential donors, UN bodies, NGOs and the private sector. With a strong appreciation of the science/policy interface, her role includes outreach and advocacy, as well as advising on ICARS strategy.
Ghada has over 20-year experience in both the public and private sector leading and executing research strategies at national and international levels. She was previously the Science and Innovation Lead on AMR at Wellcome and spent over nine years at the UK MRC developing their AMR, infectious diseases and public health research areas. During that time, she established the UK AMR cross-council initiative and the UK AMR Funders Forum and was on the JPIAMR management board.