Dr Barbara Willey
BA MSc PhD
Barbara is an epidemiologist, based within the Tropical Epidemiology Group, with research interests in: newborn health; malaria control; health systems research; and, delivery and evaluation of complex interventions.
She is a member of the Centre for Evaluation and a co-lead for the Centre’s Quantifying Impact theme.
Following a BA in Human Sciences at Oxford, she completed an MSc in Epidemiology at LSHTM (2002). Her doctorate investigated the association between household measures of socio-economic status and child malnutrition in children from Soweto, South Africa.
Barbara is a module co-organiser for one of the LSHTM's largest modules- Basic Epidemiology.
She is also a tutor for students on MSc Epidemiology and MSc Public Health for Development, and teaches on a number of epidemiology and statistics modules, as well as Epidemiology and Control of Malaria.
Barbara works on impact evaluation of complex interventions to improve health service delivery in low income settings, with a focus on maternal and newborn health.
This has included quality improvement interventions in Tanzania and Uganda, and more recently delivering life-saving interventions to mothers and newborns at scale in Gombe State, north eastern Nigeria (http://ideas.lshtm.ac.uk/).
Previously Barbara has worked on Phase 1 of the Affordable Medicines Facility- malaria (AMFm)- a multi-country assessment of an initiative by The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria to improve access to affordable quality malaria treatment.