Dr Tara Tancred BSc MPH PhD
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- 15-17 Tavistock Place
- WC1H 9SH
- T: 020 7612 7919
- Department of Disease Control
- Faculty of Public Health and Policy
- Department of Social and Environmental Health Research
Distance learning: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (tutor), Practical Epidemiology (tutor), Nutrition and Infection (tutor), and Health Systems (deputy module organizer)
In-House: Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries
I am working on a systematic literature review with Chris Bonell of various interventions integrated into academic curricula that aim to reduce violence and substance abuse in youth. I am also leading a realist evaluation of a quality improvement intervention in southern Tanzania, and the qualitative component of a theory of change-based evaluation of the Bill and Melinda Gates-funded Better Immunization Data Initiative in northern Tanzania.
My previous research experience has been broad, from culturing of bone marrow and testing anti-myeloma therapeutics in experimental oncology, to photography projects and body mapping with youth and women in Uganda. My PhD work centred on a process evaluation of a community-based quality management intervention that aimed to improve maternal and newborn health in rural southeastern Tanzania.
My research interests include: implementation science (including process evaluation, realist evaluation, and use of theory of change) and intervention evaluation; systematic literature reviews; community participation in health; quality management/quality improvement; maternal and newborn health; eastern and southern Africa; health systems strengthening; and health policy and systems research.
- Child health
- Complex interventions
- Global Health
- Health policy
- Health systems
- Implementation research
- Maternal health
- Mixed methods
- Primary care
- Public health
- Qualitative methods
- Quality improvement
- Social Policy
- Social Sciences
- Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
- United Kingdom
Using mixed methods to evaluate perceived quality of care in southern Tanzania.
Tancred, T.; Schellenberg, J.; Marchant, T.;
Int J Qual Health Care, 2016; 28(2):233-9
How people-centred health systems can reach the grassroots: experiences implementing community-level quality improvement in rural Tanzania and Uganda
Tancred, T.; Mandu, R.; Hanson, C.; Okuga, M.; Manzi, F.; Peterson, S.; Schellenberg, J.; Waiswa, P.; Marchant, T.; Team, T.E.S.
Health Policy and Planning, 2014;
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