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Dr Timothy Powell-Jackson

MSc PhD

Associate Professor
in Health Economics

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I am an Associate Professor in Health Economics in the Department of Global Health and Development and a member of the Centre for Health Economics in London (CHIL). I have 15 years of research experience working in low- and middle-income countries, applying empirical methods to better understand how health systems function and how they can improved.

I first developed an interest in health economics while working at the Ministry of Health, Rwanda on a two-year placement with the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme. I did my doctorate at LSHTM, spending two years in Nepal carrying out research as part of a UK government funded project evaluating a national maternal health financial incentive programme.

Much of my work involves the evaluation of policies that seek to increase patient demand for healthcare or improve the quality of care. I work on topics ranging from health financing and provider payment reforms to management practices and the private sector. My research has been published in medical journals as well as health and development economics journals.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I am module co-organiser of Introduction to Health Economics. I also teach on Economic Analysis of Health Policy and Evaluation of Public Health Interventions.

I am the Departmental Research Degree Coordinator.

Research

Publications are listed below. See also Google Scholar.

My research focuses on health economics issues in developing countries. I have a keen interest in financial incentives, impact evaluation, the economic consequences of ill health, equity in health financing, maternal health and, more broadly, the interaction between health and development.

My PhD research was based on an evaluation of a nationwide financial incentive programme for maternal health in Nepal. This interest in financial incentives - both demand and supply-side - has continued with research in India, China and Tanzania.

My current research includes: 1) Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium-sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, funded by the Health Systems Research Initiative; 2) Lancet Global Health Commission on primary health care financing; 3) several MRC-funded research projects on primary healthcare in Brazil; and 4) a new NIHR-funded project on the role of hospital management in improving quality of care for small and sick newborns in Malawi.

I supervise PhD students with an interest in health systems research in low- and middle-income countries, strong quantitative skills and a background in economics.

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Health care financing
Health impact analysis
Health systems
Maternal health
Primary care
Health workers
Impact evaluation
Inequalities
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Health economics
Economics
Country
Bangladesh
Brazil
China
Ghana
India
Kenya
Laos
Nepal
Rwanda
Tanzania
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

A future for the world's children? A WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission.
Clark H; Coll-Seck AM; Banerjee A; Peterson S; Dalglish SL; Ameratunga S; Balabanova D; Bhan MK; Bhutta ZA; Borrazzo J
2020
Lancet
Infection prevention and control compliance in Tanzanian outpatient facilities: a cross-sectional study with implications for the control of COVID-19.
Powell-Jackson T; King JJC; Makungu C; Spieker N; Woodd S; Risha P; Goodman C
2020
The Lancet. Global health
Measuring management practices in India's district public health bureaucracy.
Powell-Jackson T; Purohit B; Saxena D; Golechha M; Fabbri C; Ganguly PS; Hanson K
2018
Social Science and Medicine
Progress and challenges in maternal health in western China: a Countdown to 2015 national case study.
Gao Y; Zhou H; Singh NS; Powell-Jackson T; Nash S; Yang M; Guo S; Fang H; Alvarez MM; Liu X
2017
The Lancet Global health
Effect of a multifaceted social franchising model on quality and coverage of maternal, newborn, and reproductive health-care services in Uttar Pradesh, India: a quasi-experimental study.
Tougher S; Dutt V; Pereira S; Haldar K; Shukla V; Singh K; Kumar P; Goodman C; Powell-Jackson T
2017
The Lancet Global health
Doctor Competence and the Demand for Healthcare: Evidence from Rural China.
Fe E; Powell-Jackson T; Yip W
2016
Health economics
A pragmatic way forward?
Powell-Jackson T
2016
Science (New York, NY)
Cash transfers, maternal depression and emotional well-being: Quasi-experimental evidence from India's Janani Suraksha Yojana programme.
Powell-Jackson T; Pereira SK; Dutt V; Tougher S; Haldar K; Kumar P
2016
Social science & medicine (1982)
Financial incentives in health: New evidence from India's Janani Suraksha Yojana.
Powell-Jackson T; Mazumdar S; Mills A
2015
Journal of health economics
Capitation combined with pay-for-performance improves antibiotic prescribing practices in rural China.
Yip W; Powell-Jackson T; Chen W; Hu M; Fe E; Hu M; Jian W; Lu M; Han W; Hsiao WC
2014
Health affairs (Project Hope)
Good Health at Low Cost 25 years on: lessons for the future of health systems strengthening.
Balabanova D; Mills A; Conteh L; Akkazieva B; Banteyerga H; Dash U; Gilson L; Harmer A; Ibraimova A; Islam Z
2013
Lancet
Who benefits from free healthcare? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana
Powell-Jackson T; Hanson K; Whitty CJM; Ansah EK
2013
Journal of development economics
Financial incentives for maternal health: impact of a national programme in Nepal.
Powell-Jackson T; Hanson K
2012
Journal of health economics
Countdown to 2015: tracking donor assistance to maternal, newborn, and child health.
Powell-Jackson T; Borghi J; Mueller DH; Patouillard E; Mills A
2006
Lancet
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