Beth Kreling

Beth Kreling

Senior Policy Fellow

Department of Health Policy

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Key Expertise
global health; international development; Africa; Commonwealth education

About me

Beth Kreling is a Senior Policy Fellow in the Department of Health Policy.

Beth has spent a number of years at LSE working across the Department’s Global Health portfolio. She helped to establish and manage the Global Health Initiative, an inter-departmental research unit set up to increase the coherence and visibility of Global Health research activity across the School. Amongst other varied projects, she has led a multi-partner, EU funded, public-private initiative - Big Data for Better Outcomes - facilitating the use of “big data” to enable the transition towards value-based, outcomes-focused health care systems in Europe.

Beth has a background in international development and consultancy, with a particular focus on Africa and India. Prior to joining LSE, Beth worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Health and Education Unit, engaging with stakeholders across Commonwealth governments, inter-governmental organisations and NGOs on education policy priorities. This built on previous experience as Chief Operating Officer of education NGO Link Community Development International, where she oversaw operations and programme development in the UK and across five sub-Saharan African offices.

Prior to moving into the development sphere, Beth spent a number of years as a political and economic risk consultant for strategy consultancy Oxford Analytica, producing reports for government and the private sector on topics as varied as business attractiveness of Indian states, media coverage of Al-Qaida and the influences of Russian elites on global business. Beth started her professional career in publishing as Assistant Editor for Pavilion and Collins and Brown.

Current research

Beth is currently the operational lead for the LSE team working on the African Health Observatory - Platform on Health Systems and Policies (AHOP). The partnership includes WHO’s African Health Observatory, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and leading research institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal, with further expansion planned. The Platform seeks to promote evidence-informed policy-making in the African region by synthesising existing research and generating new evidence on health systems performance.


MA in International Relations, King’s College London

BA (Hons) in English Literature, University of Cambridge

External affiliations

Editorial Board Member, Round Table, Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs

Expertise Details

global health; international development; Africa; Commonwealth education; programme management; strategic planning; consultancy