Lead Exposure Elimination Project
Dr Lucia Coulter
Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director
Lucia is a medical doctor. She has worked in acute and emergency medicine and has clinical experience in low-resource contexts. She has published peer-reviewed research in the fields of public health and global health and holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.
Dr Clare Donaldson
Clare was previously Chief Operating Officer at the Happier Lives Institute, a nonprofit think-tank. She is a trustee of Suvita, an organisation which works to increase uptake of immunisations to combat vaccine-preventable diseases in India. She has a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge and has published multiple peer-reviewed papers in international journals.
Head of Operations
Dr Bal Dhital
Dr Nasser Hassane
Nasser is working with LEEP on a paint study in Niger. He is a medical doctor who currently works as a development counselor in Niamey, Niger. He is one of the first scholars from Niger to be awarded a Chevening scholarship by the UK government. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from Alexandria University, and a Master of Science from the University of Chester.
Charlie was previously International Legal Adviser at Redress, an international advocacy NGO. Before Redress he was an associate at Freshfields, an international law firm, and a Steering Committee member of Oxfam Lawyers Against Poverty. Charlie has experience working in the Middle East, India and Africa. He studied Law at Oxford and International Law and African Politics at SOAS.
Dr Guillermo Olmedo Mendez
Bolivia Program Lead
Paint Technologist (consultant)
Dr Jerome Nriagu
Dr Nriagu is an environmental chemist, academic and researcher. He is Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA). Dr Nriagu is one of the most cited researchers in the field of environmental studies and was among the first to draw attention to emerging health risks associated with toxic metal exposure in Africa, including childhood lead exposure in Nigeria and South Africa. His field of research is transdisciplinary and covers the sources, behaviour and fate of toxic metals in the environment; risk science including exposure assessment, health effects and risk management; and environmental justice.
Professor Rose Kambarami
Prof Rose Kambarami is a paediatrician, clinical epidemiologist, and Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Zimbabwe. She is an experienced researcher, trainer, manager and leader across many public health roles in Zimbabwe and the Southern African region, having been President of the Paediatric Association of Zimbabwe and having presented and published widely on the topic of maternal, perinatal, newborn and child health. LEEP has been fortunate to benefit from Prof Kambarami’s vast expertise by forming a collaboration on the lead in paint project in Zimbabwe.
Nikita Patel is the CEO and Co-founder of Fortify Health, an NGO aiming to improve lives by tackling anaemia and neural tube defects in India through the medium of flour fortification. Her focus on impact and cost-effectiveness lead to Fortify Health being awarded a GiveWell Incubation Grant. Nikita previously worked in global health communications at Malaria Consortium and as a Project Manager at Voenna Rampa Refugee Camp in Bulgaria.
Jack is a co-founder of LEEP and served as its co-director for more than two years. Jack was previously Director of the Refugee Policy Institute, an Australian based policy organisation. Before that, he worked as a consultant with enterprise and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Sydney with degrees in Philosophy and Environmental Science and has published peer reviewed research in international journals.