Nicki Connell

Research and Technical Director

Nicki Connell is currently the Nutrition Technical Director for the Eleanor Crook Foundation. Her main areas of focus are serving as ECF’s senior representative and thought leader on research and implementation, as well as leading on the ongoing development of ECF’s research and implementation grantmaking strategy. Previously Nicki was an Emergency Nutrition Advisor for Save the Children US, where her focus was on forwarding Emergency Nutrition Operations Research and supporting Humanitarian Response Programming. Key technical areas she focused on were Management of Acute Malnutrition in Infants, Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies, and Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition. Nicki graduated from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with an MSc in Public Health Nutrition, after obtaining a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath. Nicki has held various positions with non-governmental organizations, including ACF, GOAL Ireland and Save the Children US, and has worked across multiple countries including Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Sudan, Yemen, Ethiopia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Niger, Sierra Leone and Myanmar. Nicki has contributed to multiple publications including the recently released Nutrition for Developing Countries, which received a ‘highly commended’ in the Public Health category of the British Medical Association Book Awards for 2016.