Professor Sandra Mounier-Jack


of Health Systems and Policy

Room 9, Third Floor

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+44 7801835525

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.


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


Centre for Evaluation
Vaccine Centre


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 ( 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.

Research Area
Health care policy
Health policy
Health systems
Infectious disease policy
Adolescent health
Global Health
Operational research
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Pandemic diseases
United Kingdom
European Union
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Linked poliovirus incidents in the UK, USA and Israel: Silent transmission or missed warnings of vaccine inequity?
Kasstan B; Chantler T; Marcus B; Mounier-Jack S; Saliba V; Edelstein M
Exploring the impact of mental health conditions on vaccine uptake in high-income countries: a systematic review.
Suffel AM; Ojo-Aromokudu O; Carreira H; Mounier-Jack S; Osborn D; Warren-Gash C; McDonald HI
BMC psychiatry
A systematic review of communication interventions for countering vaccine misinformation
Whitehead HS; French CE; Caldwell DM; Letley L; Mounier-Jack S
Development of an educational package for the universal human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme: a co-production study with young people and key informants.
Fisher H; Chantler T; Finn A; Kesten J; Hickman M; Letley L; Mounier-Jack S; Thomas C; Worthington K; Yates J
Research involvement and engagement
\"We've all got the virus inside us now\": Disaggregating public health relations and responsibilities for health protection in pandemic London.
Kasstan B; Mounier-Jack S; Gaskell KM; Eggo RM; Marks M; Chantler T
Social Science and Medicine
Assessing equity of access and affordability of care among South Sudanese refugees and host communities in two districts in Uganda: a cross-sectional survey.
King J; Prabhakar P; Singh N; Sulaiman M; Greco G; Mounier-Jack S; Borghi J
BMC Health Services Research
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