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Dr Matthew Quaife

BSc(Ind) MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
307

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

Tel.
02079272669

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; and

2) a behavioural economic intervention in South Africa using SMS messaging to enourage linkage to care after a HIV self-test.

I use demand-side and behavioural economics to understand and solve public health problems. My current interests include the use of quasi-experimental methods, accounting for the external validity of discrete choice experiments in their practical application, and the integration of economic and mathematical models.

I am involved in discrete choice experiment projects in South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, and the UK. The majority of these aim to assess demand for multipurpose HIV prevention products among general and high-risk populations. I use uptake predictions from these experiments to construct impact and cost-effectiveness models to assess the potential of new products. 

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 was recently runner-up in LSHTM's "Three Minute Thesis" competition - my talk can be found here: https://vimeo.com/166939551.

I was also invited to present 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

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Teaching

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. 

Research

Research Area
Economic evaluation
Health care financing
Health care policy
Health outcomes
Health status measurement
Infectious disease policy
Sexual health
Evaluation
Mixed methods
Modelling
Discipline
Health economics
Economics
Mathematical modelling
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Herpesviruses
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

How well do discrete choice experiments predict health choices? A systematic review and meta-analysis of external validity.
Quaife, M. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ; Di Tanna, G.L. ; Vickerman, P. ;
2018
Eur J Health Econ
The cost-effectiveness of multi-purpose HIV and pregnancy prevention technologies in South Africa.
Quaife, M. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ; Eakle, R. ; Cabrera Escobar, M.A. ; Kilbourne-Brook, M. ; Mvundura, M. ; Meyer-Rath, G. ; Delany-Moretlwe, S. ; Vickerman, P. ;
2018
J Int AIDS Soc
Macroeconomic costs of the unmet burden of surgical disease in Sierra Leone: a retrospective economic analysis.
Grimes, C.E. ; Quaife, M. ; Kamara, T.B. ; Lavy, C.B.D. ; Leather, A.J.M. ; Bolkan, H.A. ;
2018
BMJ Open
The effect of HIV prevention products on incentives to supply condomless commercial sex among female sex workers in South Africa.
Quaife, M. ; Vickerman, P. ; Manian, S. ; Eakle, R. ; Cabrera-Escobar, M.A. ; Delany-Moretlwe, S. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ;
2018
Health Econ
The promise of multipurpose pregnancy, STI, and HIV prevention.
Quaife, M. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ; Vickerman, P. ;
2017
Lancet Infect Dis
Divergent Preferences for HIV Prevention: A Discrete Choice Experiment for Multipurpose HIV Prevention Products in South Africa.
Quaife, M. ; Eakle, R. ; Cabrera Escobar, M.A. ; Vickerman, P. ; Kilbourne-Brook, M. ; Mvundura, M. ; Delany-Moretlwe, S. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ;
2017
Med Decis Making
Parameterising User Uptake in Economic Evaluations: The role of discrete choice experiments.
Terris-Prestholt, F.; Quaife, M.; Vickerman, P.;
2016
Health Econ
Preferences for ARV-based HIV prevention methods among men and women, adolescent girls and female sex workers in Gauteng Province, South Africa: a protocol for a discrete choice experiment.
Quaife, M.; Eakle, R.; Cabrera, M.; Vickerman, P.; Tsepe, M.; Cianci, F.; Delany-Moretlwe, S.; Terris-Prestholt, F.;
2016
BMJ Open
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