Annum is an experienced public health and evaluation practitioner. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of healthcare – hospitals, nonprofit, government and UN. She has applied her research, epidemiological and analytical skills to measure and evaluate effectiveness of international projects and programs in mental health, community development, injury and violence, and complex humanitarian emergencies. Her management experience includes program development, staff management, capacity building, and leadership. Most recently, she was an Impact Facilitator at Brotherhood of St Laurence in Australia, a social justice NGO focused on eliminating poverty. She led measurement and evaluation of a COVID-19 Community Strengthening project and managed staff. Working closely with a team of 32, she applied principles of Asset Based Community Development, Appreciative Inquiry, Advantage Thinking and Strengths-Based Capabilities Framework in a co-design fashion to engage with the community.
Annum is a strong writer, having authored research reports and articles, published in academic journals.
She holds a Masters in Global Public Health and Epidemiology from Emory University in Georgia, USA. She has supported organisations across North America, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Australia. She is multi-lingual with fluency in Sindhi, Urdu and Spanish, and identifies as Pakistani-American.