Dr Matthew Quaife
BSc(Ind) MSc PhD
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am currently working on:
1) the IDEAS project in Ethiopia evaluating the impact of a maternal and child health quality improvement programme on health worker motivation;
2) a behavioural economic intervention in South Africa using SMS messaging to enourage linkage to care after a HIV self-test;
3) a project understanding determinants of risky sexual behaviour among bumsters in The Gambia; and
4) a study evaluating the impact of facility management on quality of care in Tanzania
I use demand-side and behavioural economics to understand and solve public health problems. My current interests include the use of quasi-experimental methods, discrete choice experiments, and integrating economic and mathematical models.
I am involved in discrete choice experiment projects in South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Zambia, and the UK.
I hold a joint appointment as a visiting researcher at Wits RHI, Johannesburg, and completed a secondment to the Behavioural Insights Team at Public Health England.
I presented at the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Festival 2015 on "What are... discrete choice experiments?" - this 13min talk can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm2wJflXG7E. In 2016, I was runner-up in LSHTM's "Three Minute Thesis" competition - my talk can be found here: https://vimeo.com/166939551.
I am deputy module organiser for the Economic Analysis for Health Policy (EAHP) module and am a seminar leader on the Introduction to Health Economics core MSc module.
I also teach a small part of the Evaluation of Public Health Interventions module, and take a Behavioural Economics lecture for the distance learning EAHP course.