Dr Kate Mandeville
BSc MSc MFPH PhD
in Public Health
15-17 Tavistock Place
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.
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.