Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security (2017)
Lenio (Eleni) Capsaskis

Contact information

+44 (0)20 7389 3285


Lenio’s experience is primarily in managing health programmes and in public health advocacy and policy in developing countries and in Greece.

From October 2015, Lenio worked with a large Greek NGO, PRAKSIS, initially as the field  coordinator of a refugee crisis response team on the Greek islands, and then as the health programmes coordinator in Athens, managing all health programmes and medical activities of the NGO and working for the improvement of health services for vulnerable populations.

Lenio has also worked as a policy coordinator with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Sierra Leone. In 2010-2014, Lenio worked with Malaria Consortium, including as a regional communications specialist, working in Mozambique, Uganda, and internationally to advocate for increased support for innovative community based interventions to reduce childhood mortality.

Lenio holds a BSc in Psychology from University College London and an MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

Areas of expertise

  • Public health in low and middle income countries
  • Advocacy and stakeholder engagement for public health policy
  • Community based interventions for improving child health in low income settings
  • Migrant and refugee health in Greece
  • Health systems strengthening

Past experience

2016-17Health Programmes Coordinator, PRAKSIS 
2016Policy Coordinator, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
2015-16Field Coordinator, PRAKSIS
2014-15MSc Public Health in Developing Countries, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 
2012-14Africa Regional Communications Specialist- Malaria Consortium
2010-12Communications Officer, Malaria Consortium
2005-09BSc Psychology, UCL