Ms Charlotte Ward

Research Fellow in Health Economics

United Kingdom

I have a varied research background including implementation research to improve malaria service delivery; field trials to support introduction of pneumonia diagnostic aids for community health workers and epidemiological studies to assess socio-demographic predictors of national vaccine coverage in England. My first degree was in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford and I have an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. After my MSc, I gained experience at Public Health England and then worked in the research team at the iNGO Malaria Consortium, during which time I worked with UN bodies, National Malaria Control Programmes and philanthropic donors to evaluate community-based interventions to tackle key childhood diseases. I also supported initiatives to strengthen research capacity across the organisation.


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


Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health
Global Health Economics Centre


I teach on the Basic Statistics for Public Health and Policy module.


I work on the IMPRESS project which examines whether enhanced hospital management practices can drive improvements in newborn survival and the quality of clinical care in Malawi. This multi-component research project includes formative research, observational research, the development of a theory of a change to inform the co-design of an intervention, a cluster randomized controlled trial, a process evaluation, and an economic evaluation.
Research Area
Complex interventions
Health systems
Burkina Faso
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Usability and acceptability of a multimodal respiratory rate and pulse oximeter device in case management of children with symptoms of pneumonia: A cross-sectional study in Ethiopia.
Baker, K; WARD, C; Maurel, A; De Cola, MA; Smith, H; Getachew, D; Habte, T; McWhorter, C; LaBarre, P; Karlstrom, J; Ameha, A; Tariku, A; Black, J; Bassat, Q; Källander, K;
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)
Determining the Agreement Between an Automated Respiratory Rate Counter and a Reference Standard for Detecting Symptoms of Pneumonia in Children: Protocol for a Cross-Sectional Study in Ethiopia.
WARD, C; Baker, K; MARKS, S; Getachew, D; Habte, T; McWhorter, C; Labarre, P; Howard-Brand, J; Miller, NP; Tarekegn, H; Deribessa, SJ; Petzold, M; Kallander, K;
JMIR research protocols
Automated Respiratory Rate Counter to Assess Children for Symptoms of Pneumonia: Protocol for Cross-Sectional Usability and Acceptability Studies in Ethiopia and Nepal.
Baker, K; Maurel, A; WARD, C; Getachew, D; Habte, T; McWhorter, C; LaBarre, P; Karlström, J; Petzold, M; Källander, K;
JMIR research protocols
Usability and acceptability of an automated respiratory rate counter to assess childhood pneumonia in Nepal.
Källander, K; WARD, C; Smith, H; Bhattarai, R; Kc, A; Timsina, D; Lamichhane, B; Maurel, A; Ram Shrestha, P; Baral, S; McWhorter, C; LaBarre, P; De Cola, MA; Baker, K;
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)
Usability and acceptability of an automated respiratory rate counter to assess children for symptoms of pneumonia: A cross-sectional study in Ethiopia.
WARD, C; Baker, K; Smith, H; Maurel, A; Getachew, D; Habte, T; McWhorter, C; LaBarre, P; Karlstrom, J; Black, J; Bassat, Q; Ameha, A; Tariku, A; Petzold, M; Källander, K;
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)
Predictors of coverage of the national maternal pertussis and infant rotavirus vaccination programmes in England.
Byrne, L; WARD, C; White, JM; Amirthalingam, G; Edelstein, M;
Epidemiology and infection
Sociodemographic predictors of variation in coverage of the national shingles vaccination programme in England, 2014/15.
WARD, C; Byrne, L; White, JM; Amirthalingam, G; Tiley, K; Edelstein, M;
Effectiveness and impact of a reduced infant schedule of 4CMenB vaccine against group B meningococcal disease in England: a national observational cohort study.
Parikh, SR; Andrews, NJ; Beebeejaun, K; Campbell, H; Ribeiro, S; WARD, C; White, JM; Borrow, R; Ramsay, ME; Ladhani, SN;
Lancet (London, England)
Optimizing the role of 'lead mothers' in seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaigns: formative research in Kano State, northern Nigeria.
Okereke, E; Smith, H; Oguoma, C; ORESANYA, O; MAXWELL, K; Anikwe, C; Osuji, LC; Ogazi, O; Musa, J; Rajab, A; Shekarau, E; Okoh, F; Viganò, E; Donovan, L; WARD, C; Baker, K;
Malaria journal
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