in Public Health Evaluation
I graduated in 2002 from the University of Sheffield with a BSc in Biochemistry & Microbiology. I then made the move from molecular science into epidemiology and public health by studying for the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM.
Since completing my Masters in 2004, I have been involved in a number of different projects at the School, related to water and sanitation, visceral leishmaniasis and malaria. My interests are in delivery systems for disease control interventions, and monitoring and evaluation of their equity with a particular emphasis on the role of economic evaluation to inform decision-making.
I deliver lectures on the Malaria: From Science to Policy & Practice module; I am also a seminar leader for the Applying Public Health Principles module. I am a personal tutor for the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases (CID) and MSc Public Health for Development (PH4D).
Current projects include: Co-Lead of the Economic Evaluation work package for the IPTi+ Project, working with Population Services International and national government and research partners to generate evidence on where, when and how to deliver intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi). IPTi+ is an extension of the existing IPTi policy, increasing the age range to the second year of life and adding more doses. IPTi+ will be piloted and evaluated in four countries (Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Mozambique), additional evaluation activities to support evidence for policy adoption and scale-up will be conducted in DRC, Ghana and Zambia. I am also part of a multi-disciplinary process evaluation of a community-based intervention to improve maternal and child health in rural Guinea.
Other recent projects have included: Deputy Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Lead for KalaCORE, a DfID-funded consortium for control and elimination of visceral leishmaniasis, supporting national eradication efforts and coordinating with control programmes in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan; Cost effectiveness evaluation of a private sector malaria prevention project in Ghana; Cost-effectiveness analysis of alternative malaria in pregnancy control interventions in Indonesia; Cost effectiveness-evaluation of a national long-lasting insecticide-treated net (LLIN) "hang-up" campaign in Ghana; Systematic literature review on community case management of malaria; Systematic literature review on effectiveness of strategies strengthening national health service delivery to increase health service access in low income countries.