Professor Sandra Mounier-Jack
of Health Systems and Policy
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am a 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 programmes, and also integrated health care. This 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. I lead the work on optimising vaccination programme uptake and confidence in within the NIHR Health Protection Unit in Immunisation.
I have an interest in urban health and in Francophone countries health care systems.
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 and the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation. 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 teach on Organisational Management in the health care context, and have been a Programme Director for the MSc Public Health for Development from 2014-2022.
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 in 2018-2021 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 am member of the Gavi Independent Review Committee.
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.