Board of Trustees


Xavier Bosch-Capblanch

Xavier Bosch-Capblanch is a Medical Doctor, project leader at the Swiss TPH, faculty member of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) and Ass. Professor at the University of Basel, with 30 years experience in international health, 10 of which living in rural Sub-Saharan Africa settings. He is interested in methods to bring robustness to health systems research evidence and vaccination. He has led numerous initiatives in research, technical assistance and teaching, and has and is involved in consultative forums, such as the WHO Immunisation Practices Advisory Group and Immunisation Agenda 2030 Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group.

Mike Clarke

Mike Clarke – Research Director Emeritus

Mike Clarke is one of the founders of Evidence Aid, helping to establish the initiative in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. He is Professor and Director of the Northern Ireland Methodology Hub at the Centre for Public Health in Queen’s University Belfast. Before this, he was Director of the UK Cochrane Centre. Mike has worked on several large randomized trials and dozens of systematic reviews in a wide range of areas. As our volunteer Research Director Emeritus, Mike has advisory oversight on all Evidence Aid’s work and is also the Chair of our Board of Trustees.

Euan Crawshaw

Euan Crawshaw is Humanitarian Lead at Oxfam Great Britain. He has significant experience in humanitarian work, having led multi-country and multi-functional teams to deliver large scale emergency operations overseas over the past 14 years.  Euan has lived and worked in many different countries and contexts including  Yemen, Gaza, Lebanon, South Sudan, Somalia and the Philippines.

Deborah Dixon

Deborah Dixon – Treasurer

Deborah Dixon is Global Editorial Director, Science and Medical Journals at Oxford University Press. With extensive global experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) journals and educational publishing, Deborah was previously Vice President, Global Publishing Director, Health Sciences, at John Wiley & Sons. She is involved in policy making related to publishing, along with science funding bodies and universities. Deborah was one of the founding Trustees of Evidence Aid.

Philip Davies

Philip Davies

Philip Davies was a Lecturer in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College from 1992-2003. Subsequently, he was a senior civil servant in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, and Deputy Director of the Government Social Research Service. Currently, Philip is Executive Director of Oxford Evidentia, a professional development and consulting company that promotes evidence-based policy.

Ngoy Nsenga

Ngoy Nsenga is a Disaster Risk Management and Public Health Emergency expert with 30 years of experience. He has been working for the World Health Organization for the last 15 years. He has been involved in several major outbreaks and public health emergency across the African continent, including in the management of the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is currently the Team Lead for Emergency response in the WHO regional office for Africa, and the WHO/AFRO’s Incident Manager for the COVID-19 pandemic. He is fluent in English, French, and Swahili.

Lisa Robinson

Lisa Robinson is Head of Advisory at BBC Media Action, the international development charity of the BBC.  She leads on work related to resilience and humanitarian response, aiming to advance the use of creative media and communication to reduce disaster risk and to help people cope in emergencies. Lisa co-founded the Communication with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network and sits on advisory boards for leading international DRR institutions. She is also an Adjunct Professor for USC’s Annenberg School for Communication.

Michael Stone

Michael Stone

Michael Stone is a leading international specialist in the humanitarian sector. He has substantial experience of directing large scale emergency response operations with NGOs, the international Red Cross, and the United Nations. He has chaired coordination bodies, evaluated programmes for the Red Cross, EU, UN and Governments, prepared policy papers for senior politicians, and given specialist talks in numerous forums. Michael is President of the Alumni Association of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent, the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.

Rik Viergever

Rik Viergever has worked for at WHO in multiple areas of health research policy, like research priority setting, clinical trial standards, evidence-informed policymaking and the Global Observatory on Health R&D. He is a medical doctor who also holds degrees in (astro)physics and international public health. He has two PhDs, one in the area of health services research, focusing on care for marginalized populations, and one in the area of policy research, focusing on prioritization of research and the best ways to do that. He has lived and worked in multiple European, Asian and Middle-Eastern countries and today works as a public health consultant and social entrepreneur. Among others, he is the founder of charity donation platform Give for Good.