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Jayne Webster

BSc MSc PhD

Professor
of International Health and Evaluation

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2648

I have a varied background including establishing a basic pathology laboratory to support the local hospital services, in a remote area of Nepal; studies to support policy development of insecticide treated nets for an NGO in East Timor; and then joining LSHTM first as an MSc student and then staff. I have an MSc from LSHTM in Public Health in Developing Countries and a PhD in Programme Evaluation. After my MSc I spent two years working as a consultant with the Malaria Consortium during which time I conducted programme/project reviews, evaluations, and designs for a number of bilaterals, UN bodies and NGOs.

I have worked as a researcher for the past several years based at LSHTM where my work has focussed on the delivery of public health interventions and methods for their evaluation.

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

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

Teaching

I am Faculty Research Degree Director.

I co-developed and teach on the MSc Module Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries.

Research

Over the last few years much of my research has been on evaluating the delivery of interventions for the control of Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) within routine health systems. I have used mixed methods approaches and novel approaches to application of methods, to assess the effectiveness with which different interventions have been delivered in a number of countries and contexts. I have conducted similar studies on the management of febrile children under five years of age. 

Currently I have a number of studies and evaluations ongoing including policy translation studies of MiP interventions, evaluation of implementation of new MiP interventions in routine systems prior to policy development, impact and process evaluation of e-health and community engagement for immunisation, integrated delivery of immunisation and family planning interventions, control and elimination of visceral leishmaniasis and data for decision making in malaria control. These studies and evaluations are taking place across several countries and use a variety of methods. My passion within all of these studies is in broadening the use of methods and combinations of methods including both empirical and theory based approaches. 

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Economic evaluation
Health care policy
Health services research
Health systems
Infectious disease policy
Maternal health
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Systematic reviews
Adolescent health
Health workers
Behaviour change
Capacity strengthening
Disease control
Evaluation
Evidence use
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Methodology
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Operational research
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Leishmaniasis
Malaria
Tropical diseases
Country
Afghanistan
Benin
Bangladesh
Ghana
Gambia, The
Indonesia
India
Kenya
Mali
Malawi
Nigeria
Nepal
Sudan
Senegal
South Sudan
Timor-Leste
Uganda
Region
Least developed countries: UN classification
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Factors affecting the delivery, access, and use of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in sub-saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Hill, J.; Hoyt, J.; van Eijk, A.M.; D'Mello-Guyett, L.; Ter Kuile, F.O.; Steketee, R.; Smith, H.; Webster, J.;
PLoS Med
Evaluating health workers' potential resistance to new interventions: a role for discrete choice experiments.
Lagarde, M. ; Smith Paintain, L. ; Antwi, G. ; Jones, C. ; Greenwood, B. ; Chandramohan, D. ; Tagbor, H. ; Webster, J. ;
PLoS One
An evaluation of the clinical assessments of under-five febrile children presenting to primary health facilities in rural ghana.
Baiden, F. ; Owusu-Agyei, S. ; Bawah, J. ; Bruce, J. ; Tivura, M. ; Delmini, R. ; Gyaase, S. ; Amenga-Etego, S. ; Chandramohan, D. ; Webster, J. ;
PLoS One
Intermittent screening and treatment versus intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy: user acceptability.
Smith, L.A.; Jones, C.; Adjei, R.O.; Antwi, G.D.; Afrah, N.A.; Greenwood, B.; Chandramohan, D.; Tagbor, H.; Webster, J.;
Malar J
Evaluating delivery systems: complex evaluations and plausibility inference.
Webster, J.; Kweku, M.; Dedzo, M.; Tinkorang, K.; Bruce, J.; Lines, J.; Chandramohan, D.; Hanson, K.;
Am J Trop Med Hyg
Methods for evaluating delivery systems for scaling-up malaria control intervention
Webster, J.; Chandramohan, D.; Hanson, K.;
BMC Health Services Research
See all Jayne Webster's Publications