Greet Van Malderen

Greet Van Malderen is the acting general manager of the BRCCH. She oversees the Centre’s budget and is responsible for its operational activities and governance-related tasks. Furthermore, she contributes to its strategic and communications projects. As a member of the Centre’s executive team, she works closely with the BRCCH Directors and liaises with the BRCCH Board and Strategic Scientific Advisory Board. She has a law degree, an MBA and an MSc in development management, as well as a teaching diploma. She has previously worked as a lawyer and attorney in Belgium, a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands, a teacher and staff officer to the Rector at the University of Applied Sciences in Hasselt, Belgium, and a project manager and short-term consultant for various projects in low- and middle-income countries such as Tanzania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tajikistan, Ghana, Ukraine and Albania.

Sabine Schulze

Sabine Schulze is the administrative assistant at the BRCCH, supporting the directors and management team in all administrative and organizational tasks. Her daily and project-related tasks include accounting, budget control (together with Patrick Mayrock), reimbursement, travel planning, event organization and committee support (Board, Advisory Board, Evaluation Board). She has a professional qualification in International Administration and Management and previously worked for almost a decade in the Department of Earth Sciences (D-ERDW) at ETH Zurich.

Dr Antia Rodriguez

Dr Antia Rodriguez, PhD, is the scientific lead and strategy manager at the BRCCH. She coordinates the development of the Centre’s strategic efforts, coordinates the BRCCH’s research and outreach activities and liaises with the Centre’s Strategic Scientific Advisory Board. Dr Rodriguez holds a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Barcelona, Spain. She has previously worked as research group leader at ETH Zurich and as a medical writer at AO Foundation, both in Switzerland.

Dr Vicky Edkins

Dr Vicky Edkins, PhD, is the Scientific Officer and Engagement Manager at the BRCCH. She coordinates the Centre’s capacity building activities and is responsible for stakeholder engagement and public outreach. Together with BRCCH’s management team, she also coordinates the Centre’s research activities. Dr Edkins holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Bristol in the UK. She has previously worked internationally as a research consultant and as a research team leader within the public health domain.

Catherine Crawford-Brown

Catherine Crawford-Brown is a communications manager at the BRCCH. She is responsible for communications activities. Catherine holds a master of science degree in pathology and molecular medicine from Queen's University and a master of science communication degree from Laurentian University, both in Canada. She previously worked in donor communications for the largest research hospital in Canada and has extensive science communication and digital media experience.

Natalie Messerli

Natalie Messerli is the former scientific officer and grants manager of the BRCCH and continues to support the Centre in specific projects as an engagement consultant. She studied human biology at Michigan State University and received a master’s degree in public health from the University of South Florida, both in the USA.

Patrick Mayrock

Patrick Mayrock is the former General Manager of the BRCCH and continues to support the Centre in specific projects as technical consultant. He studied political science and public administration in Amsterdam and Berlin and holds an MSc. He previously worked as managing director of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and as a scientific officer in the Vice Rectorate for Research at the University of Basel. Prior to working in university management, he gained experience in a public administration reform project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.