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What does success look like? Learning from implementation research in maternal and child health

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Tanya Marchant will discuss her experience of evaluating maternal and child health interventions that are implemented at a large scale within country programmes in low- and middle-income settings.

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Reflecting on a career that has aimed to use evaluation to inform programme improvement, Professor Tanya Marchant will discuss the need to understand what success means to different stakeholders, the need to apply innovative methods to measure it, the importance of feedback loops, and the sensitivity inherent in determining attributions or celebrating contributions.  


Tanya Marchant

Professor Tanya Marchant, LSHTM

Tanya is an implementation scientist with training in demography and epidemiology. She lived in The Gambia at the Medical Research Centre Farafenni site 1990-95 working for Harvard School of Public Health; in Ifakara, Tanzania 1997-2000 working for the Ifakara Health Institute and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute; and in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania 2001-07 working for the Ifakara Health Institute and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Since 2007 Tanya has been based at LSHTM in London while continuing to work in sub-Saharan Africa and India. Tanya leads research grants that investigate the effectiveness of health interventions for mothers and children in real-world settings and is co-editor of the journal Tropical Medicine & International Health.

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  • The lecture will be followed by an in-person drinks reception from 18.15 - 19.15 in G90.
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