15-17 Tavistock Place
I joined the department of Global Health and Development in the Faculty of Public Health & Policy in 2012. I have a Master degree in Development Economics from the Centre for Studies and Research in Development Economics (CERDI, France) and a PhD in Economics from 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 research uses quasi-experimental designs, lab and field experiments to identify the determinants of health and wellbeing in low and middle-income countries.
My research interests encompass several areas of global health such as child health and nutrition, humanitarian health, HIV/AIDS, family planning, and universal health coverage.
I am currently working on the following projects:
1. The long term effects of natural disasters on child mortality
2. The causes of risky sexual behaviours among female sex workers in Senegal
3. The role of women's bargaining power and spousal cooperation in the consumption of animal source food by children in Nairobi's slums
4. A randomised controlled trial that analyses family planning decisions among couples in rural Burkina Faso: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=ES%2FN014618%2F1
Previous research projects include:
- Risk aversion and HIV/AIDS
- The effect of the registration policy in Senegal on health and wellbeing of sex workers
- The elicitation of condom use among stigmatised populations- The role of income in health care utilisation and the effect of removing user fees
- The economic and technical efficiency analysis of the Avahan initiative in India
- The economic evaluation of new HIV prevention technologies (PrEP and TasP)
- Women's empowerment and health outcomes