I have a strong background in, and am passionate about, using media and technology for education and behaviour change - particularly within global health.

I currently work at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, co-ordinating MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and OER (Open Education Resources). I work with academic teams across the school to design global health courses and create engaging educational content, including film and animation. I am also studying a Masters degree in Communication for Development at Malmö University.

I have over nine years of experience working for international development organisations in media and communications; across global health (with a strong focus on maternal health), sustainable organic agriculture, WASH, and education. Prior to my current role, I was Content Development Manager at Medical Aid Films.

I'm experienced in project management and film production, specialising in educational health content, and have worked in South Sudan, South Africa, Ethiopia, Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda. I have managed projects across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean; working with local production teams and NGO partners to set up film shoots and source contributors in challenging environments, and to distribute content through a variety of dissemination methods. I'm familiar with working with medical experts to ensure accurate and appropriate content, and I've also managed the translation of health education and training material in 20+ languages.

I've worked in partnership with a range of public and private sector organisations; including international NGOs (Jhpiego, EngenderHealth, White Ribbon Alliance, Amref, Fistula Foundation, Earth Institute), 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), international development consultancies (Mott MacDonald), and medical and technology companies (GE Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Beckton Dickinson, Econet).

I've presented at a number of conferences and events (see below) and I have also contributed to Knowledge4Health's 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 Women Deliver conference, at the United Nations in New York, and featured on the BBC website.

To see more about my work, please explore this site or visit my LinkedIn. You can also follow me on Twitter.

Conferences & events

2019

FutureLearn Academic Network - Using Learning Manager to target health professionals with essential information on antimicrobial resistance and diagnostics

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Questions Symposium for Maternal and Newborn Health Research - involved with the staging of 'Q&Q', a play by B!RTH about the realities of pregnancy and childbirth during the conflict in Syria

FutureLearn Healthcare workshop - Unbundling global health MOOCs for use in Africa

2018

Association for Learning Technology OER annual conference - Open education resources for improving health worldwide (poster presentation)

Research & Innovation in Distance Education and Learning annual conference - Developing an open repository for health care education worldwide

2016

Communication 4 Development Network's Sights & Sounds of Change Festival - The power of film in health

Barts and the London School of Medicine - Guest lecture as part of the Medsin Global Health and the Media series

Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) annual conference - Using film for health worker training and health education

Women Deliver conference - introduced film screening in Cinema Corner

Communication 4 Development Network – The use of local languages in health communications

Reviewer for American Public Health Association's Global Public Health Film Festival

2015

Global Health Film Festival - The use of film and animation in health education and training in low income countries

Sheffield Doc/Fest - Session producer for panel discussion Films for life: Innovation at grass roots

Contact

josieevegallo@gmail.com     


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