Dr Delia Pop

Dr Delia Pop is the Director of Programmes and Global Advocacy at Hope and Homes for Children. After qualifying as a medical doctor from the University of Medicine and Pharmacology in Cluj, Romania, Delia worked for the Maramures Child Protection Authority in Romania as Director of Alternative Residential Services.

Delia joined Hope and Homes for Children Romania in 2001 as Development Director, leading the first closure of institutions for children in Romania.  In 2004, she joined Hope and Homes for Children UK as Head of Development before being appointed Director of Programmes in 2007 and Director of Programmes & Global Advocacy in 2015.

Over the past 15 years Delia has developed training materials that will aid global child protection reform. She is co-author of Deinstitutionalisation of Children’s Services in Romania, published by UNICEF in 2004, IMPACT, a custom curriculum for providing support for children and adults with special needs, published in 2011 and Preventing the separation of children from their families in Bosnia and Herzegovina, published in 2012.

In addition to her role at Hope and Homes for Children, Delia has recently been elected as President of Child Rights Connect, the global child rights network connecting the daily lives of children to the United Nations.