Research Degree Student
I am an interdisciplinary researcher with interests in the design and evaluation of health services interventions in low-income settings. I completed my PhD at LSHTM in 2017 working across the Department of Medical Statistics and the Department of Global Health & Development (Anthropology, Politics and Policy Group).
After completing an MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries at LSHTM, I worked as a Research Fellow on two malaria studies administered through the ACT Consortium, an international research collaboration aiming to answer key questions on malaria drug delivery in Africa and Asia. I have also worked for the ACT Consortium Core Science Team contributing to the creation of guidelines on the development and evaluation of health service interventions in low resource countries. More details on this work can be found on the ACT Consortium website.
I have a professional background in large-scale project development and management having worked as a project & policy manager for both the Government of Ontario, Canada, and the National Health Services, UK.
At LSHTM, I taught on the MSc modules Evaluation of Public Health Intervnetions and Epidemiology & Control of Malaria at LSHTM. I also taught on the Research Methods Course and the Global Health Summer School at the King's Centre for Global Health, King's College London.
My multidisciplinary PhD research focused on the practices of designing and evaluating complex interventions drawing on the analysis of PRIME, a health service intervention to improve care for malaria in Uganda. Underpinned by social theory, my research employed statistical and anthropological methodologies to demonstrate and interrogate constructions of intervention effect and change processes. Highlighting the decision-making that often goes unremarked when designing and evaluating complex interventions, my research argued for increased recognition of such practices as central to the evidence generated and its transferability across contexts. The work proposed recommendations for complex intervention research and approaches for generating evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of health service interventions in a global health context.
My PhD was funded by the Economic & Social Research Council through the Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Centre.
In September 2014, I presented my research to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases (APPMG) at Westminster. Click for a news brief on my presentation.