Dr Kate Mandeville


Honorary Lecturer
in Public Health

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

I trained as a doctor at Imperial College London and worked for a few years in hospitals before deciding to specialise in public health. I joined the North London public health training programme as an academic clinical fellow at University College London in 2008. I then went to complete my Masters in Public Health and a PhD in Health System Economics at LSHTM. In between, I completed the World Bank Young Professionals Programme in Washington, D.C., working as a public health specialist on health projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. More recently, I've worked at Public Health England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). I'm currently a locum consultant in public health at Ealing Council.



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


I teach on the MSc in Public Health. I lecture and lead seminars on the Principles and Practices of Public health module and lecture on the Economic Analysis of Health Policy module. 


I'm interested in the global health workforce, particularly the preferences and mobility of health workers. I've conducted a lot of research into the medical workforce in Malawi, which has built on my experiences setting up Medic to Medic, a non-governmental organisation supporting disadvantaged students to become health workers in Southern Africa.

I use discrete choice experiments in my research, which help health workers trade-off between different characteristics of their job to see what aspects are most important. I'm also investigating how to improve the validity of discrete choice experiments, using techniques such as eye-tracking.

I also look at conflicts of interest in healthcare, particularly those that present in less well-known domains such as media reporting

Research Area
Economic evaluation
Health care policy
Health policy
Health systems
Health technology assessment
Public health
Health workers
Capacity strengthening
Global Health
Health services
Disease and Health Conditions
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Human resources for health: time to move out of crisis mode.
Mandeville, K.L.; Lagarde, M.; Hanson, K.; Mills, A.;
The use of specialty training to retain doctors in Malawi: A discrete choice experiment.
Mandeville, K.L. ; Ulaya, G. ; Lagarde, M. ; Muula, A.S. ; Dzowela, T. ; Hanson, K. ;
Soc Sci Med
Academics and competing interests in H1N1 influenza media reporting.
Mandeville, K.L.; O'Neill, S.; Brighouse, A.; Walker, A.; Yarrow, K.; Chan, K.;
J Epidemiol Community Health
The use of discrete choice experiments to inform health workforce policy: a systematic review.
Mandeville, K.L. ; Lagarde, M. ; Hanson, K. ;
BMC Health Serv Res
Working in International Health
Gedde, M.; Edjang, S.; Mandeville, K.
Success in Medicine
See all Dr Kate Mandeville's Publications