Stacie June Shelton, MPH

  • Global Head of Education & Advocacy, the Dove Self - Esteem Project, UK
  • Executive Jury

Stacie has been the Global Head of Education and Advocacy for the Dove Self-Esteem Project (DSEP) since 2016 and worked at Unilever for 10 years. DSEP is a set of programmes and interventions designed to develop and increase body confidence and self-esteem in young people around the world. She is driven by a desire to help empower the next generation of girls and women to reach their full potential in life. Stacie has more than 20 years of experience in public health research, programme & partnership development and project management. She has worked across settings in the private sector, government agencies and NGOs around the world develop meaningful behaviour change interventions and health education programmes on issues ranging from HIV, mental health, physical activity promotion, and adolescent health. On the Dove team she works with communication and marketing experts and agencies to develop and deliver evidence-based campaigns and interventions across 50 to 60 countries each year. Partnership management is a large part of her role and she has formed large scale global partnerships with the Cartoon Network and UNICEF. An exciting part of her job is innovation, from cartoon creation to gaming and chatbot interventions. In 2019 the brand received matched funding grant to support their partner PLAN’s work from the government of Canada to further the spread of their Body Confidence education programmes to tweens and teens across the country. Before joining the Dove Self-Esteem Project in January 2016, Stacie was Global Social Mission Programme Manager on the Global Brand team for Unilever’s Lifebuoy soap, helping the brand promote Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Behaviour Change among communities in Asian, African and Latin American markets. In 2018, she was recognised for her work with Lifebuoy for a Behaviour Change Communication award for developing Trachoma prevention campaigns for use in Africa in partnership with Sightsavers and the International Coalition for Trachoma Control (ICTC) from the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD).

Stacie June Shelton, MPH