SHAPE has a core team of specialists and a broad range of associates to support the high quality delivery of solutions to clients. These skills offer a mix of theoretical knowledge, practical experience and innovative solutions to address varying health challenges and opportunities.


SHAPE has a number of associates or associate organisations both in the professional and academic sector and through its networks is able to source local expertise to support inputs into the local context and increases local capacity and improves sustained support of programmes.


Our core team includes:

Dr Mark Divall - Technical Manager

Mark is a medical doctor with 16 years experience working in the natural resources and extractive industry field. He holds post graduate qualifications in anaesthesia, occupational health and medicine, and tropical medicine and hygiene. He has extensive experience in working in sub-Saharan Africa in remote site and project risk management in his past roles with International SOS, NewFields and his current position with SHAPE. Mark is a recognised authority in health impact assessment (HIA) having completed over 50 assessments in over 20 countries in four continents. He has supported publications on HIA in peer reviewed journals and reviewed the International Council on Mining and Metals Good Practice Note on HIA. He is an active member of the International Association of Impact Assessment and has delivered papers or managed theme forums at annual conferences.




Dr Milka Owuor - Public Health Specialist and Epidemiologist

Milka joined SHAPE in April 2012 as a Health Impact Assessment consultant. After a first degree in medicine from the University of Nairobi, she worked a couple of years as a medical doctor in the Kenya Ministry of Health. In 2009, she joined Kemri-Wellcome Trust, Kenya, as a clinical research scientist, where she worked for a year before leaving to pursue her master's studies.  In 2012, Milka graduated with a master's degree in Infection Biology and Epidemiology (major) from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland. Since joining SHAPE Consulting, she has been involved in a variety of HIA-related activities in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda and Tanzania. She has strong interest in epidemiological research, particularly health impact assessments of community based projects.


 Dr Izak Olivier - Associate Consultant


Izak is a qualified medical practitioner with post graduate qualifications in occupational health, travel health and incapacity management. He has international experience in both community and occupational health with a specific focus on the extractive industry. In the course of his work in the international arena, he has become skilled in stakeholder engagement, program development and management and is adept at managing and working as part of diverse, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.


 He has participated in the conduct of several large-scale health impact assessments in a variety of African countries and has assisted clients with the development, implementation and monitoring of health management plans for both community and workforce health. This includes the development of IEC and BCC programs in both community and workforce settings as part of both HSE and corporate social responsibility requirements.


Dr Jaco Folmer - Associate Consultant

 Jaco is a medical doctor with post graduate qualifications in occupational and travel health. His national and international work experience is focused on mining and industrial occupational health, and he also has extensive experience in disability and incapacity management. He has worked in various clinical and corporate settings, from delivering travel health care services to managing disability assessment networks. Other areas of interest include epidemiology, health services management and program development.