15-17 Tavistock Place
I joined the department of Global Health and Development in 2012 and I am currently affiliated to the Health Economics & Systems Analysis (HESA) group. I have a Master degree in Development Economics from the Centre for Studies and Research in Development Economics (CERDI, France). Then, I have spent two years working on the extension of health insurance to vulnerable population in Senegal in collaboration with the International Labour Organization. Between 2009 and 2012, I was a research student at the department of economics of the University of Otago (New Zealand).
I am a seminar leader for the modules "Introduction to Health Economics" and "Economic analysis for health policy" and a lecturer on quasi-experimental methods for impact evaluation for the module "Evaluation of public health interventions".
My main current research area aims to identify the causes of risky behaviours of female sex workers in Senegal.
Another main research interest is on the evaluation of national health policies using quasi-experimental econometric techniques.
Ongoing research include:
- the elicitation of condom use among stigmatised populations
- the measurement and effect of risk aversion on sexual behaviours of sex workers in Senegal
- the effect of the registration policy in Senegal on health and wellbeing of sex workers
- the long term health effects of the Asian Tsunami
Previous research include:
- the determinants of health seeking behaviours and the effect of free care on health care use and financial protection
- economic and technical efficiency analysis of the Avahan initiative in India
- the economic evaluation of new HIV prevention technologies (PrEP and TasP)
- the effect of women's empowerment on health outcomes