Meet the Team


We are an extensive network of North-South partners with expertise in knowledge management, research and health economics. Our partners include:


Ethiopian Institute of Public Health, Ethiopia 

    • Tesfaye Hailu BEKELE, Associate Researcher

Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Belgium (Coordination Body)

    • Roos VERTRAETEN, Researcher
    • Anaïs Van de Walle, Researcher
    • Monique CEULEMANS, Administration


    • Pankti MEHTA, Consultant

National School of Public Health, Morocco  

    • Zakaria BELRHITI, Researcher

NICE International, UK

    • Kalipso CHALKIDOU, Director
    • Francis RUIZ, Senior Advisor

North-west University, South Africa

    • Johann JERLING, Director
    • Biance SWANEPOEL, PhD Student
    • Christine TALJAARD, Post-doc Researcher
    • Chantell WITTEN, Senior Lecturer

University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

    • Eunice NAGO KOUKOUBOU, Lecturer & Researcher
    • Waliou AMOUSSA HOUNKPATIN, Professor & Researcher of Nutrition and Food Sciences

University of Ghana, Ghana 

    • Richmond ARYEETEY, Lecturer
    • Esi COLECRAFT, Lecturer

University of Ghent, Belgium 

    • Patrick KOLSTEREN, Head Laboratory in Department of Food Science and Food Safety
    • Carl LACHAT, Professor in Department of Food Science and Food Safety

University of Sheffield, UK

    • Andrew BOOTH, Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice & Director of Information
    • Michelle HOLDSWORTH, Professor of Public Health
    • Robert Akparibo, University Teacher in Public Health, ScHARR

Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania 

    • Joyce KINABO, Professor of Human Nutrition

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), The Netherlands

    • Stella VAN BEERS, Research Coordinator Epidemiology

Scientific Committee

EVIDENT is supported by a number of external scientific experts in knowledge management and health technology assessment.


Charlotte Maxeke Research Consortium (CMeRC), South Africa

    • Debjani MUELLER, Researcher

Micronutrient Initiative (MI), Canada

    • Luz Maria DE-REGIL, Director of Research and Evaluation

KCE – Federal Knowledge Centre, Belgium

    • Irina CLEEMPUT, Senior Economist
    • Jo ROBAYS, Epidemiologist
    • Dominique ROBERFROID, Medical Expert

Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Thailand

    • Yot TEERAWATTANANON, Program Leader

International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA), Canada

    • Irina CLEEMPUT, Board Director
    • Debjani MUELLER, Board Director