Dr. Nick Watts

Executive Director



Nick is a medical doctor, with training in population health and public policy, and over a decade of experience in health and climate change. He has led the collaboration’s work since it was first established, in 2012. With his expertise lying at the nexus of science and policy, Nick has worked on these issues with many actors, including the World Health Organization and the NHS Sustainable Development Unit.

Jessica Beagley

Policy Manager



Jessica most recently worked as Policy Research Manager at NCD Alliance where she led work on environmental health. Prior to this Jessica worked with the International Diabetes Federation in Brussels, Belgium on health education and epidemiology. Jess has a degree in physiology from the University of Oxford, and during her studies spent time in Cambodia in health promotion programmes. Jessica joins the Lancet Countdown in July 2019.

Dr. Alice McGushin

Programme Manager



Alice trained as a medical doctor in Tasmania and Western Australia and from the start of her studies developed a passion for climate change and global health. Alice recently completed an MSc Public Health (Environment and Health) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She has since also worked as a consultant for several actors including the World Health Organization and the World Organization of Family Doctors. 

Anjuli Borgonha

Communications Manager



Anjuli is a communications specialist with an MA degree in Communication for Development. Prior to joining the Lancet Countdown she managed the communications of the London International Development Centre and the MARCH Centre at the London School of Hygiene, and Tropical Medicine, and spent two years working at the British Embassy in Bogotá. Anjuli has a particular interest in antibiotic resistance.

Laura Donovan

Programme Administrator



Laura has an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Sussex and a master’s degree in Global Health and Development from University College London.  Prior to joining the Lancet Countdown Laura completed a Public Health Fellowship at Southwark Council and is currently working part-time as an Administrator in Global Health Research at King’s College London.

Dr. Marina Romanello

Data Analyst



Marina is a geneticist and joins the Lancet Countdown in July 2019 from the Francis Crick Institute. She holds a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Cambridge.