Sarah Middleton-Lee


I am an Independent Consultant based in Brighton in the UK. I have over 20 years’ experience of supporting organisations working on gender, human rights, HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) - at the global level, in developing countries and in my local city.

My expertise focuses on:

  • Policy analysis, good practice research and writing.
  • Strategic review, planning and evaluation.
  • Multi-sectoral consultation and facilitation.

I am particularly passionate about:

  • The rights, needs and participation of women, girls and marginalised groups (including people living with HIV and sexual and gender minorities).
  • The role and value-added of civil society and communities in multi-sectoral responses to health and development at all levels.
  • Practical gender transformative and human rights-based approaches in programmes and policies, especially to address complex issues such as gender-based violence.

My clients include local, national, regional and global:

My qualifications include a:

Prior to consultancy, I was the Inter-Regional Programme Manager at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. I have also worked as a freelance journalist and with leading campaign organisations, such as Greenpeace and Amnesty International.


My full CV can be downloaded here. Examples of consultancies include:

Lead Consultant: Review Of Resources On Gender-Based Violence Against Key Populations,
International HIV/AIDS Alliance and USAID, 2013

Facilitator: Communities Consultation On Global Fund’s New Funding Model, Communities Delegation to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, 2013

Co-Evaluator, Impact Study Of 10-Year People Affected By HIV Programme,
Comic Relief, 2012

Lead Consultant: Independent Review Of Civil Society Involvement In UNAIDS Board, UNAIDS, 2012
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Author: Training Guide On Integrating Human Rights Into National HIV Strategies, International HIV/AIDS Alliance and UNAIDS, 2011

Author: ‘Piecing it Together’: Report On The Gender Dimensions Of HIV-Related Stigma,
International Planned Parenthood Federation, Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, GIZ and UNAIDS, 2011.

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Author: Policy Briefs on Good Practice For HIV/SRHR Integration For Key Populations, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2011
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Lead Consultant: Strategic Review,
Global Network of People Living with HIV, 2010

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Author: Country Summaries on HIV/SRH Linkages,
WHO, UNFPA and International Planned Parenthood Federation, 2010

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Lead Facilitator, Partnership Forum,
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, 2008

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For more information or to make an enquiry please contact me on: Mobile: + 44 (0)7763 304849 E-mail: