KAYLEIGH BLEYMANN | Foundation for a Smoke-Free World


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Technical Officer, Grants Management and Development

As Technical Officer of Grants Management and Development, Kayleigh supports the implementation of the Foundation’s global grants program across its three core pillars of work (Health, Science, and Technology; Agriculture and Livelihoods; and Industry Transformation) and contributes to the development of its promotion and communication strategies.

In this role, Kayleigh is also responsible for managing the Global Alliance for Tobacco Harm Reduction (GATHR) platform that provides members with the power to easily share their work and experiences, and highlight new ideas and innovations.

After nearly a decade working with international public health nongovernmental organizations, Kayleigh has garnered experience supporting the development and delivery of comprehensive strategies and partnerships to achieve public health gains by linking global health priorities to on-the-ground needs. She has previously served as Global Advocacy and Networks Coordinator at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in Geneva, managing relationships and projects with United Nations agencies such as the World Health Organization and The International Agency for Research on Cancer. As Technical Officer at the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung, Kayleigh was responsible for providing advanced technical support for the delivery of focussed interventions for tobacco control in line with global strategic goals, with a primary focus on Europe and selected countries in Asia.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Kayleigh worked for the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine Westphalia in Germany at the University of Bonn, where she assisted with the establishment of a multi-institutional and transdisciplinary graduate public health school seeking integrated interventions to investigate the various dimensions and transformations of urban systems and their impacts on health. In this role, she also served as a visiting researcher at the University of Såo Paulo in Brazil, where she was responsible for the conceptualization, design, and implementation of a multicenter project investigating the effects of diet on the human gut microbiome and the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Kayleigh is currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Edinburgh, and a Bachelor of Science degree with upper-class honours in Biomedicine (Pharmacology) from the University of Aberdeen, both in Scotland.

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