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:

Mark Divall - Technical Manager

Mark is a medical doctor with 11 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 and Tanzania. She has strong interest in epidemiological research, particularly health impact assessments of community based projects.


Astrid Knoblauch - Epidemiologist

Astrid holds a Master degree (MSc) in Epidemiology and Infection Biology from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), University of Basel, in Switzerland. She has experience in health impact assessment scoping studies and execution of baseline health surveys in several sub-Saharan countries. Astrid is currently focussing on community health management in the frame of HIAs of large scale development projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Astrid speaks fluently German, English and French.





Our associates includes: 

Dr Mirko Winkler - Public Health Specialist and Epidemiologist

Trained in Environmental Sciences (MSc ETH), Epidemiology (PhD) and Clinical Tropical Medicine (DTM&H), Dr Mirko Winkler is a Research Associate, Public Health Consultant and Lecturer at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). He pursues research on health impact assessments (HIA) of resource recovery and reuse projects, as well as large infrastructure developments in low - and middle-income countries. He is experienced in planning and implementing HIAs,including epidemiological data collection and analysis in the frame of baseline health surveys. He has been engaged with HIAs and public heath-related work all over the world, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa, and has made various contributions to the peer-reviewed literature. 


Ms Angela McIntyre - Social Scientist

Angela McIntyre has 20 years of humanitarian, community development, research, diplomatic and advocacy experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her work spans a broad range of thematic areas, including public health, child rights, security and conflict, governance and environmental management. Angela's skills include policy and field research, academic and technical writing, facilitation and training, program development, project management and proposal writing. Her work on human security , health and human rights is internationally published. She is currently in Doctoral research in food security and nutrition.