Core Team

Core Team


Claire Allen

Claire Allen – Programme Operations Manager

Claire has been with Evidence Aid since the very beginning. She worked for Cochrane for 15 years, during which time Evidence Aid was born as a project within the Cochrane family. When Evidence Aid became an independent entity, Claire moved over to become its first (and, for some time, only) member of staff. Claire is responsible for Evidence Aid’s programme of research resources and works with our very committed advisors and volunteers to ensure that those resources are usable, useful and used. Claire works 3.5 days a week.

Jane Copsey – Administrator

Jane joined Evidence Aid in April 2021 on a part-time basis (3 days a week). She has over 30 years experience in administration, project and general management.

Jawaria Karim – Personal Assistant

Jawaria is a Masters student studying Global Health at McMaster University, who is interested in globalization, social policy and health politics. She has experience research experience regarding various topics of health, including stroke rehabilitation, mental health and COVID vaccine hesitancy. Jawaria is supporting Evidence Aid with Business Development and Project Management projects.

Sumra Ali – Personal Assistant

Sumra graduated with a Bachelor of Health Studies from York University in Toronto, Canada. Her interests lie in global health and humanitarian aid. Sumra previously worked with Evidence Aid on Phase 2 of the WHO Knowledge Hub project and Phase 3 of the Resilient Health Systems project. Currently, she is supporting the Evidence Aid core team with administrative tasks and day-to-day operations.

Ingrid Mason – Business Development Officer

Ingrid has worked in East and Central Africa for over 30 years and brings a wealth of experience and expertise in project management and evaluation, strengthening and building capacity for primary health in development and humanitarian settings. Ingrid is working with the Evidence Aid Board of Trustees and the Core Team on a part-time basis, to provide a critical thinking role and guidance on business and strategic development for the next 5 years.


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