James Beard


Database Manager

UCL Centre for International Health and Development
Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH

t: +44 (0)207 905 2122
f: +44 (0)207 404 2062


James is the Database Manager based at CIHD, supporting partner sites in Bangladesh, India, Malawi and Nepal. After graduating in physics from the University of Bristol, James spent some years working in companies that developed and used software for data collection and analysis, where his roles included programming, IT setup / management and user support. James then spent three years in Tanzania, first as an IT volunteer at a regional hospital, then at a school. From 2002 until 2009, James was at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, first based in London, then in Tanzania. His roles at LSHTM included setting up study databases, data management, setting up IT infrastructure at field sites and training / mentoring. James joined CIHD in 2009 and is currently funded by our Wellcome Trust Strategic Award.