Dr. Rhona Mijumbi-Deve is a research scientist and health policy analyst. She is a senior public lecturer of public policy at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK and is also the founding director of the Centre for Rapid Evidence Synthesis (ACRES) in Uganda. She has been working at the nexus of research and other evidence, and the policy and decision-making processes for over a decade. She has been involved in championing the evidence-to policy field in Africa and has been behind the pilot or scale up of several knowledge translation units and platforms in the region and beyond. Her interests among others include interrogating the evidence-to-policy nexus especially in complex contexts, health security and health diplomacy. Rhona trained as a medical doctor and holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She later attained a Masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and another in International Public Health. She also holds a Doctorate in Health Policy.