Lushomo is a unique combination of data analysts, communication strategists, creatives and science communicators. We make a great team.
Tom studied Communications and then received a Masters in Medical Anthropology from Lancaster University (UK). For 15 years, he worked as a senior communication consultant for UNAIDS, WHO, UNFPA, USAID and other organisations. He was struck by how often programmes were planned without sufficient evidence, and organisations battled to gather the right information to advocate for causes. To fill this gap, he set up Lushomo.
Tom loves: finding patterns in data, sailing the Atlantic Ocean on his boat and climbing mountains.
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Debbie’s diverse skills and lovely personality make her the perfect office manager. She takes care of organising, invoicing, planning meetings and keeping our schedules up to date. Debbie loves learning new things and is a great help in every aspect of the business.
Debbie loves: numbers, camping, spending time with her family.
Matthew is a director at Lushomo and also works as a freelance translator and editor based in Bath, UK. His background is in working with complex, technical information and create simple compelling communication products. After working in the research departments of French investment banks for 15yrs, Matthew now operates in fields including NGOs, marketing, compliance, contracts and equity research. He is a Chartered Linguist (listed as James Matthew Scalway, DipTrans MCIL CL); he adheres to a strict professional code and is also insured for legal translation.
Creative Strategist / Writer
Justine is a scientist by training and a freelance author, journalist, editor and creative consultant by profession. She has a Bachelor of Science (Medical) Honours from the University of Cape Town and 12 years experience as a health and science writer, editor and creative writing trainer. She’s currently at work on her second book – The Environmental Capitalist – as well as a new ebook and course called The Creative Freedom Technique.
Justine loves: words, growing her own vegetables, writing poetry, podcasts.
Courtney has a BSc Hons in Biological Sciences and an MSc in Conservation Ecology from Stellenbosch University. She has a strong background in statistics and data analysis, and a creative edge too... This combination allows her to find the story hidden behind your information and data, and dream up interesting and compelling ways to share these with the world.
Brian is a graphic designer with a BTech in Graphic Design from the Cape University of Technology. He has previously been involved in branding, illustrating, publication, physical interventions, packaging, campaigns and conceptualising. Brian takes influence from his surroundings and from these attributes he has managed to create social innovations in the fields of business, cultural exchange, education, technology and sustainability.
Brian loves: Digital painting, music, podcasts and reading YouTube comments.
Lilli’s academic background spans the natural and social sciences, with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and MSc degrees in Environmental Sustainability and African Studies from the University of Edinburgh. Lilli joined Lushomo as a research intern, and has stayed on as researcher, writer and account manager.
Lilli loves: working with such a great team, floating in the Indian Ocean (not the frigid Atlantic), making faces at babies in an attempt to make them laugh.
Kalin is a public health researcher with an interest in health system strengthening. Her work experiences span 4 continents and across issues of SRHR, refugee and migrant population health, and health financing. She holds an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from LSE & LSHTM and is currently pursuing her PhD at UCT. Having once considered a career in advertising, she is excited about translating research into action through beautiful and compelling design.
Kalin loves: wildflowers, hiking to new elevations, swooning over the moon, and the watching the clouds swoop down over table mountain.
Tamlin has extensive experience in Art Direction in consumer and customer publishing, both digital and print. She’s been Art Director on an array of magazines including House & Leisure, Privé: Sun International – 10th anniversary edition, Real Simple, Wine, SL, Seventeen, Fresh Living (Pick n Pay), Telkom and Mercedes Benz. She has also art directed the Woolworths and Elizabeth Arden accounts, meaning she’s well versed in advertising and telling visual stories for businesses and brands.
Research and Communications Manager
Megan has a varied background in lab science, conservation and public health. She has a Master's in the strengthening of emergency care systems in low-resource settings, and is currently pursuing a post-graduate diploma in Sustainable Development. Megan is the master juggler of Lushomo - responsible for coordinating operations across all projects and activities while growing and developing the business.
Megan loves: Cross-disciplinary collaboration, rock climbing, spreadsheets, and learning about different cultures (especially through food!)