Oriole Advisers

Lieutenant General Louis Lillywhite

Louis Lillywhite is a Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security specialising in the relationships between conflict and health.

Prior to joining Chatham House Louis was Surgeon-General of the British Armed Forces from 2006 until December 2009. Since retiring from the Armed Forces, Louis has served as Chief Medical Officer  for St John’s Ambulance England and has provided his medical expertise on a number of government and research committees and boards. He was appointed MBE in 1985, OStJ in 2007, CB in 2009 and QHS from 2002 until 2010.

Dr Richard Bax

Richard Bax is an expert in infectious diseases with over 38 years' experience working in the pharmaceutical industry in the development of antibiotics and antivirals.

Richard's work bridges the gap between the company and the regulatory and reimbursement agencies. He has a successful track record in guiding pharmaceutical companies through early treatment development, Phase I, II and III testing, including proof of concept, through to successful registration. His expertise helps companies to manage difficult strategic and scientific issues.

Professor Robert C. Bailey

Robert Bailey is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is also Chair of the Global Health Program in the School of Public Health at UIC and Acting Director of the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) located in Kisumu, Kenya. As a internationally renowned expert in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention, he has supported the development of policy and good practice guidelines in Africa, the United States and globally. Ensuring that research results get translated into evidence-based policies and interventions.


Charles Mwandawiro is Assistant Director and Chief Research Officer at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. Charles is internationally renowned for his expertise in operational research with a focus on school health, especially school-based parasite control.

He is currently leading a team that is monitoring and evaluating the impact of Kenya's National School-based Deworming Programme. Alongside his research, Charles is also responsible for KEMRI's resource mobilization.