Dr Pauline Essah

Senior Programme Manager - Global Health at National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Senior Programme Manager - Global Health, National Institute for Health Research

Dr Pauline Essah was previously the Cambridge-Africa Programme Manager at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Essah completed her BSc honours degree in agriculture at the University of Ghana, Legon, before pursuing MPhil (Pembroke College) and PhD (Churchill College) degrees in biological sciences at the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. This was followed by a three -year postdoctoral research in the same Department.

In 2006, she redirected her career from laboratory to office-based scientific research, and project management. She successfully completed a professional project management qualification and joined a private Life Sciences research company based in Cambridgeshire. Following this spell in private enterprise, she returned to the University of Cambridge in 2008.