Mr Blake Hansen

Research Student - DrPH - Public Health & Policy

United Kingdom

My part-time DrPH organisational research focused on health management information system implementation processes, investigating barriers to impactful data-use during implementation. This was primarily concerning technical implementing organisations and their NGO relationships, leveraging DHIS2 software, with a view to improved global health programming.
My thesis will be linked to the impact evaluation of the 'DREAMS' Partnership, which aims to reduce HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). I am to evaluate the impact of combination interventions on key outcomes amongst AGYW.
In my professional life I am an Implementation Manager of health information systems, providing technical architecture, requirements discovery, customisation, training and deployment support with a global health and data consultancy.

My doctoral supervisors are Dr. Annabelle Gourlay and Dr. Brian Rice.


Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Selected Publications

Improving data-use in iNGO technical partner DHIS2 implementations: A case-study of BAO Systems’ DHIS2 implementations
HANSEN, B; Rice, B; Gourlay, A;
DHIS2 Annual Conference
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