Neha Singh

Associate Professor in Health Systems & Policy

Sian White

Research Fellow

Michelle Lokot

Assistant Professor

Dr Neha Singh - Co-Director

Neha Singh is Associate Professor in Health Systems and Reproductive, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health. She has a background in public health and expertise in health systems and financing research using mixed methods to improve women’s, children’s and adolescent health in humanitarian crises (Afghanistan, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Uganda) and under-resourced settings (India, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, China). Neha has specific interests in using participatory approaches and research methodologies based on systems thinking and complexity science to analyse and improve the prioritisation, design and delivery of health interventions.

Dr Sian White - Co-Director

Sian White has been designing, delivering and evaluating public health behaviour change programmes throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle east and the Pacific for more than a decade. For the last 6 years, she has focused her reserach on WASH-related behaviour change during humanitarian crises and outbreaks. She is particularly interested in programme design, qualitative and formative reserach methods, innovation, equity and inclusivity.

Dr Michelle Lokot - Co-Director 

Michelle Lokot has a background working as a humanitarian practitioner focused on gender equality and gender-based violence. Prior to joining LSHTM, Michelle worked for the International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps and World Vision. Her PhD research explored humanitarian gender narratives on (im)mobility, family relationships and resistance among self-settled Syrian refugees in Jordan. Michelle takes an interdisciplinary approach to conducting research. Her research interests include forced migration, gender, humanitarian assistance, decolonising research and research methods. 


Steering Committee

Francesco Checchi

(Chair) Professor of Epidemiology & International Health

Claire Bertschinger

Assistant Professor & Director for Diploma in Tropical Health

Hana Rohan

Assistant Professor in Social Science for the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team

Bayard Roberts

Professor in Health Systems & Policy

Melissa Parker

Professor of Medical Anthropology

Palwasha Anwari

Dr PhD Fellow

Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Ruwan Ratnayake

(RDS representative) Research degree student in Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Mathematical Modeling

Karl Blanchet

Honorary Associate Professor in Health Systems Research

Lauren D'Mello-Guyett

Research Fellow in the Environmental Health Group

Jimmy Whitworth

Professor of International Public Health

Bhargavi Rao

Associate Professor of Humanitarian Public Health

Chiara Lepora

Head of the Manson Unit / Deputy Medical Director at Médecins Sans Frontières

Student Representative

Georgia Venner

(Student Coordinator) Research Degree Student