Susan holds a Master of Public Health degree, a post graduate diploma in Health Promotion and continuous professional development courses in programming for health and nutrition. She possesses over ten years of progressive professional experience in planning and implementing public health, nutrition and related programmes in maternal, newborn and child health, both internationally and in Nigeria. This includes working as a health promoter with ToHealth Ltd UK, as a resource person for UNICEF communication for development (C4D), working with the USAID funded spring project as the Infant and Young Child Feeding Study Coordinator and currently, as a Child Survival and Development Consultant with UNICEF.
As a child survival and development consultant with UNICEF, Susan supports Kebbi State Government in implementing maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition interventions applying the life cycle of the mother and child approach. Areas supported include strengthening the existing health system, implementing facility interventions, ensuring quality of care in health facilities, implementing community interventions, and linking the communities with facilities. Prior to this, as the Infant and Young Child Feeding Study Coordinator with SPRING, Susan coordinated all the aspects of the evaluation of the Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling Package in Nigeria. She participated in building a nutrition model working with and strengthening existing systems, implementing a wide scale nutrition programme in over 200 communities. Susan has taken a leadership role in confronting and influencing the social, political, and economic factors that determine population health to sustainably protect the health of the public against old and new threats.