BSc MSc PhD
of International Health and Evaluation
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.
I am Faculty Research Degree Director.
I co-developed and teach on the MSc Module Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries.
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.