I have a strong background in, and am passionate about, media for development, entertainment education, and social and behaviour change communication. I have over a decade of experience producing a range of content; including film (drama, factual, animation), radio, and interactive media - across global health, gender-based violence, agriculture, WASH, and education. I have a Master's degree in Communication for Development from Malmö University, with a thesis focused on the role of film in maternal health communication in low-income countries. I'm experienced in project management and have worked in South Sudan, South Africa, Ethiopia, Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda.

I am currently based in Kampala as Programme Manager at Peripheral Vision International; a non-profit organisation that uses media, technology, and popular culture to catalyse social change. I manage a number of entertainment education projects including film and radio dramas, and interactive audio mobile phone games.

Prior to my current role, I coordinated Massive Open Online Courses at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. I worked with academic teams to design global health courses and create engaging educational content such as film and animation; including the production of the COVID-19 course with the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, which reached over 235,000 learners worldwide.

I also previously worked as Content Development Manager at Medical Aid Films specialising in educational health content, managing projects across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean; working with local partners to set up film shoots and source contributors in challenging environments, and to distribute content through a variety of dissemination methods - from tablet-based training to rural film screenings. I'm familiar working with health and medical experts to ensure accurate and appropriate content, and I've managed the translation of health education and training material in over 20 languages.

I've worked in partnership with a range of public and private sector organisations; including international NGOs (Oxfam, FHI 360, Mercy Corps, Jhpiego, EngenderHealth, White Ribbon Alliance, Pathfinder, Amref, Fistula Foundation), international development agencies (USAID, GIZ, Mott MacDonald), Ministries of Health (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Saint Lucia), health associations (International Confederation of Midwives, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists), NHS trusts (Guy's & St Thomas', King's College London), and medical and technology companies (GE Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Becton Dickinson, Econet, Viamo).

I've presented at a number of conferences and events (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, FutureLearn, Global Health Film Festival, Communication 4 Development Network, Tropical Health Education Trust, Barts and the London School of Medicine) and I have been published by Wellcome Open Research. I have also contributed to the USAID-funded Knowledge4Health's 'Making Content Meaningful' guide and Medium blog: Using Film to Convey Critical Reproductive Health Information to Those Who Need It Most. Films I've worked on have been screened at the UK House of Commons, the United Nations in New York, the Women Deliver conferences in Copenhagen and Vancouver, and featured on BBC World Hacks and The Times of India

To find out more about my work, please view my CV or LinkedIn. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram, and in my spare time I occasionally produce music podcasts and mixes.

Contact

josieevegallo@gmail.com     


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