David Bath BA(Hons) MAppFin MSc

Research Fellow in Health Economics


I joined the Department of Global Health and Development as a Research Fellow in Health Economics in January 2015, after completing an MSc in Public Health at LSHTM. I also have a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a BA in Political Science from The University of Western Australia.

Prior to LSHTM, I worked for 13 years in corporate advisory and health finance in Australia, including as commercial/financial advisor for some of Australia's largest public and private sector health and hospital infrastructure projects.




I teach on the School's Economic Evaluation distance learning course and also on the face-to-face module of the same name. I am a seminar leader on the Introduction to Health Economics module and supervise MSc Public Health students. I also give a lecture on malaria economics as part of the Epidemiology and Control of Malaria module.


Recent projects include cost-effectiveness modelling of the introduction of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in different epidemiological settings, and economic evaluations alongside: a cluster-randomised trial of reactive malaria case detection in Cambodia and a cluster-randomised non-inferiority trial of targeted malaria vector control in South Africa. Other research interests include mechanisms for funding and financing of health systems and health infrastructure.

Research areas

  • Complex interventions
  • Decision analysis
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug resistance
  • Economic evaluation
  • Health care financing
  • Randomised controlled trials


  • Economics
  • Operational research

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Malaria


  • Australia
  • Cambodia
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
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