Ms Jessica King
BA MSc MRes
in Health Economics/Impact Evaluation
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am an epidemiologist and health economist with an interest in statistical, mathematical and econometric methods. My first degree was in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, with a focus on applications for modelling fluids and biological systems. I have an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an MRes from Imperial College, London.
I am a seminar leader and lecturer on Economic Analysis for Health Policy, and seminar leader on Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy. I tutor on MSc Public Health & MSc Control of Infectious Diseases.
I combine epidemiological and economic approaches to study access to and quality of care, often working closely with NGOs and governments.
In the department of Global Health & Development (Public Health & Policy) I work on the RECAP project on preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics. My focus is on access to routine maternal, reproductive and child health services for refugees and after epidemics.
I have previously worked on the evaluation of an intervention to improve quality of care in private health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, which included an RCT in Tanzania and used standardised patients, a method in which I have particular expertise.
I have a special interest in the harms of overprovision of healthcare, and am completing a PhD on this topic, supervised by Tim Powell-Jackson and James Hargreaves.