Dr Josephine Exley

Assistant Professor

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

I currently work on a range of projects with the Policy Innovation, Research and Evaluation Unit (PIRU), focused on health service delivery and quality of care.

I previously worked on the IDEAS project, focused on the quality of maternal and newborn care in Nigeria. I worked on methodological ways to improve measurement for maternal and newborn health; tracking progress in coverage to help stakeholders identify and focus on key objectives; supporting the use of evidence for decision making at multiple levels; and, developing effective coverage measures.


Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


I have been a seminar leader on basic epidemiology module. I am currently a seminar leader for applying public health principles module and health systems module. I am a personal tutor on the MSc in Public Health.


Health Services

Quality of care

Selected Publications

The sociocultural framing of public attitudes to sharing the costs of social care for older people in England.
Dixon, J; EXLEY, J; Wistow, G; Wittenberg, R; Knapp, M; MAYS, N;
Health and Social Care in the Community
Operationalising effective coverage measurement of facility based childbirth in Gombe State; a comparison of data sources.
EXLEY, J; Bhattacharya, A; HANSON, C; Shuaibu, A; UMAR, N; MARCHANT, T;
PLOS Global Public Health
Improving maternal and newborn health services in Northeast Nigeria through a government-led partnership of stakeholders: a quasi-experimental study.
Willey, B; UMAR, N; BEAUMONT, E; ALLEN, E; Anyanti, J; Bello, AB; Bhattacharya, A; EXLEY, J; MAKOWIECKA, K; Okolo, M; Sani, R; SCHELLENBERG, J; SPICER, N; Usman, UA; Gana, AM; Shuaibu, A; MARCHANT, T;
BMJ open
A rapid systematic review and evidence synthesis of effective coverage measures and cascades for childbirth, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries.
EXLEY, J; GUPTA, PA; SCHELLENBERG, J; Strong, KL; Requejo, JH; Moller, A-B; Moran, AC; MARCHANT, T; Child Health Accountability Tracking Technical Adv,;
Journal of global health
A 'telephone first' approach to demand management in English general practice: a multimethod evaluation
Newbould, J; Ball, S; Abel, G; Barclay, M; Brown, T; Corbett, J; Doble, B; Elliott, M; EXLEY, J; Knack, A; Martin, A; Pitchforth, E; Saunders, C; Wilson, EC F; Winpenny, E; Yang, M; Roland, M;
Health Services and Delivery Research
GPs' and practice staff's views of a telephone first approach to demand management: a qualitative study in primary care.
Newbould, J; EXLEY, J; Ball, S; Corbett, J; Pitchforth, E; Roland, M;
The British journal of general practice
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