Mary Kinney is a Senior Specialist for Global Evidence and Advocacy with Save the Children US’s Saving Newborn Lives programme, providing technical analysis and writing support specifically in the area of maternal, newborn and child health. She is passionate about using evidence in global and national advocacy efforts and enjoys working with large global teams to translate evidence into policy action. She has provided technical support primarily to the Save the Children country teams in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda. Some of her recent global activities include engaging on the Quality, Equity, Dignity for services global advocacy group of Every Woman Every Child, supporting the development and implementation of the Every Newborn Action Plan, and servicing on the study teams for The Lancet Ending preventable stillbirth series, The Lancet Every newborn series, and Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report for Preterm Births. She is based in South Africa, holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the University of Cape Town and is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Western Cape's School of Public Health.