Beth Kreling is a Senior Policy Fellow in the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). She is currently co-PI of the newly established African Health Observatory Platform on Health Systems and Policies (AHOP) and Deputy Chair of the LSE’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), an interdepartmental research unit.
Beth has a background in international development and consultancy, with a regional focus on Africa. She has always worked at the nexus of research and policy, coordinating numerous multi-country research, development and consultancy projects both at LSE and previously. Whilst at LSE she has worked across the Department’s global health portfolio, establishing and managing the GHI and supporting a range of projects including leading a multi-partner, EU funded, public-private initiative Big Data for Better Outcomes.
Beth is currently the operational lead for the LSE team working on the African Health Observatory Platform (AHOP). Hosted by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO), AHOP leverages existing national and regional collaborations to form a network of National Centres that currently include leading research institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal. AHOP draws on support from a technical consortium including the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, LSE and national, regional and global partners.
Before joining LSE, Beth worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Health and Education Unit, engaging with stakeholders across Commonwealth governments, inter-governmental organisations and NGOs on education policy priorities. She continues to write occasionally on Commonwealth education topics. Prior to this she was Chief Operating Officer of education NGO Link Community Development International, where she oversaw operations and programme development in the UK and across five sub-Saharan African offices. Before moving into a development sphere, Beth spent a number of years as a political and economic risk consultant for strategy consultancy Oxford Analytica. She began her professional career in publishing as Assistant Editor for Pavilion and Collins & Brown.