in Health Policy
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health and Policy, whose research projects include health systems and policy evaluations. I have a strong interest in health systems research, notably in vaccination programme, and also integrated health care both in the developed and developing countries context. This also involves assessing interfaces between health systems and disease control programmes, and I have developed a specific expertise in evaluating the implementation of vaccination programmes, both in England and in low and middle income countries.
Before joining the LSHTM, I was a project officer for the European Commission and was heading the health cooperation programme of the EU in the Russian Federation. I developed, monitored and evaluated major technical assistance projects on communicable diseases control in the Former Soviet Union.
In 2008-2010 I was an advisor to the UK House of Lords for a committee on the work of intergovernmental organizations in the control of infectious diseases and on the S&T House of Lords pandemic preparedness Committee. I have also advised the UK government's Cabinet Office. I was a Non-Executive Director on a London NHS Primary Care Trust from 2008-2013.
I am the co-editor of the Health Policy and Planning Journal.
I am a co-Course Director for the "Public Health For Development" Masters. I also organize the study unit "Organization and Management" and lecture on communicable diseases policy.
I currently work on a variety of projects in relation to health systems both in the UK and abroad. I am an associate researcher within the Health Protection Research Unit in immunisation in collaboration with Public Health England and I lead the theme that examines vaccination policy in England and the effectiveness of delivery of the immunisation programme (http://immunisation.hpru.nihr.ac.uk). I have researched immunisation programme delivery in a range of LMICs , and am interested in particular in evaluating models to deliver vaccination in poor urban settings. I am an associate researcher in a global project on one Dose HPV consortium, and co-lead research that is exploring population access to health systems and health financing in refugees settings (eg. Northern Uganda).
Previously I studied decision-making processes in new vaccine adoption and the impact of new vaccines introduction on health systems in low and middle income countries. I have been part in 2010 in a WHO sponsored study to evaluate impact on health systems of measles eradication activities. I was a member of the WHO working group on new vaccines and health systems from 2010 to 2012. I have also been involved in review the delivery of HPV vaccination in LMICs and currently looking at the role and progress of National Immunisation Technical Advisoy Groups in LMICs. I was a member of the Gavi Independent Review Committee over the period 2012-2019.
I have a strong interest in global health policy and have worked with the Global Fund for Aids, TB and malaria, Gavi and the WHO. I have conducted research on assessing pandemic preparedness in various regions of the world. I have conducted research to evaluate impact on health systems of disease control programmes (influenza pandemic, HIV/AIDS, TB, and vaccination).
I have a good knowledge of health systems in Francophone Africa (Cameroon, DRC, Senegal). I speak French and Russian.