Lori Heise | Chief Executive, STRIVE
Lori Heise played a leading role in getting gender violence onto the international health agenda. As founding director of the Global Campaign for Microbicides, she focused global attention on women’s options for HIV protection. At the LSHTM, Heise teaches Ethics, Global Justice and Health.
Saidi Kapiga | STRIVE Research Director, MITU
Over the past 25 years, Saidi Kapiga has directed multiple studies of AIDS, investigating the biological and social factors associated with increased risk and vulnerability. He left a professorship at Harvard School of Public Health in 2007 to become the founding Scientific Director of the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU).
Charlotte Watts | STRIVE Research Director, LSHTM
Charlotte Watts has conducted research on HIV since the 1990s. She combines a focus on women’s vulnerability to HIV and violence with innovation in mathematical modelling to project epidemiological and other outcomes. At the LSHTM, Watts holds the Sigrid Rausing Chair in Gender, Violence and Health.
Annie Holmes | Director of Research Uptake & Influence, LSHTM
A writer and filmmaker, Annie is originally from Zimbabwe and has been working in the USA for 8 years. Her experience ranges from documentaries on participatory processes in rural Zambia to launching a Women of Africa imprint in a publishing house.