Lorraine Porteous / Associate Director Research
Lorraine Porteous is Associate Director Research for Aspen, she has over 25 years’ experience as a programme leader working internationally and in the UK within the health and education sectors covering strategic reform, policy design and implementation, health systems strengthening and stabilisation.
A confident and diplomatic communicator with excellent networking skills, she has extensive experience working for and with international NGO’s/IGO’s and Governments within MENA, Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa and Eastern Europe undertaking strategic and operational reviews, engaging key stakeholders, Ministers and Prime Ministers to successfully deliver complex pioneering improvement plans. Key skills include; People Leadership; Project Management; Diplomacy and Negotiating and Influencing in highly political and culturally sensitive environments.
Lorraine is an MBA Graduate from the University of Edinburgh and has an M.Litt. Politics and Security Studies from St Andrews University, she is also a graduated registered nurse, midwife and health visitor. She has worked extensively with Aspen to build in house capacity and research and has successfully recruited for key positions working closely with CEO’s from the NHS, Government agencies and Higher Education Institutions. She has proven experience of delivering key clinical leadership appointments and her diversity has ensured success implementing programmes with multiple stakeholders. Her extensive career ranges from academia in Scotland & Internationally to senior management positions on USAID & EU projects. She is an expert member for the Security, Conflict and International Panel of Experts within the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester and is a member of the UK government’s Stabilisation Unit. Lorraine is an Honorary Fellow and visiting lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and is also a member of the Global Health Academy.