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; 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
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.