- Afhad University for Women, Sudan
- Averting Maternal Death and Disease (AMDD) Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York
- Centre for Disaster Studies, Wageningen University, Netherlands
- Department of Social Medicine & Global Health, Harvard University
- Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China
- Eduardo Mondlane University, Community Health Department, Mozambique
- Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
- Ibadan University, Dept of Sociology, Nigeria
- Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
- Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi, India
- Intrahealth International, North Carolina
- JHPIEGO, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
- Makerere University, School of Public Health, Uganda
- Massey University, Poverty Research Group, New Zealand
- Ministry of Health, Government of Mozambique
- Ministry of Persons with Disabilities and the Elderly, Government of Malawi
- National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania
- National University of Lesotho, Faculty of Health Sciences, Lesotho
- Realizing Rights, Ethical Globalisation Initiative, New York
- Regional Prevention of Maternal Mortality Network (RPMM) Ghana
- Secretariat of the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities, South Africa
- The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (SINTEF), Norway
- South African Medical Research Council's Cochrane Centre
- Southern African Federation of the Disabled
- UNICEF, New York
- University College London, School of Psychology
- University of Addis Ababa, School of Public Health, Ethiopia
- University of Malawi, Centre for Reproductive Health, Centre for Social Research, Department of Community Health, Malawi
- University of Namibia Multidisciplinary Research and Consultancy Centre, Namibia
- University of Papua New Guinea
- University of Stellenbosch, Department of Psychology and Centre for Rehabilitation Studies, South Africa
- University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands
- University of Witwatersrand, Centre for Health Policy, South Africa
Areas Of Expertise
Effective use of human resources, including task shifting, the use of mobile phone applications, supportive supervision and other strategies to motivate and improve the performance of staff and increase staff retention.
Generating a better understanding of variations in motivating factors for different types of health workers to enable more equitable distribution of the health workforce.
Salary discrepancies and their potential to impact on motivation and performance.
Understanding factors that contribute to performance in hospitals and other types of health facilities.
Identifying barriers to accessing health services particularly for vulnerable and marginalised groups.
Policy analysis for inclusion of vulnerable groups and the development of policy analysis tools for more general use.
Identifying the gaps in the provision of emergency obstetric care.
Use of mid-level cadres to expand scope of services.
Engagement of community health workers and community-level resources to improve utilisation of maternal and child health services.
Improving Health education, health seeking behaviours amongst pregnant women.
Identifying constraints to policy and programme implementation
Identifying barriers to organisational change.
Conducting operational research with NGOs to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of their programmes.
Assessment of different delivery models for the provision of health services, including the assessment of contextual and environmental factors influencing the effectiveness of different models.
Mapping and improving knowledge flows and the use of evidence in crisis situations.†
Provision of Knowledge Management Support Programmes to civil society and UN organisations.
Personal Coaching and Mentoring of Field, Research and Project Management Staff.
Ethnographic analysis of health problems and contexts.
Quantitative comparisons across cultures.
Understanding of social and psychological factors relating to migrant and minority groups.
Assessing the symbolism, power and language of illness identification and treatment.
Exploring cultural variation in the identification and treatment of illness.
Health-seeking behaviours amongst hard-to-reach populations.
Patterns of alternative health-seeking behaviour in sub-Saharan Africa.
Conducting ethnographic research amongst people living with HIV and AIDS.
Investigating cultural variations in the definition, presentation and enactment of stigma in HIV.
Identifying gaps in services for people living with HIV.
Understanding bio-psycho-social barriers to access and adherence to antiretroviral treatment.
Investigating the reported use of antiretroviral medication for recreational purposes.
Assessment of diagnosis and treatment pathways for people living with chronic illness.
Ethnographic research amongst people living with chronic illness in Ireland (viz CFS/ME).
Identification of service gaps in the health and welfare systems, for people living with chronic illnesses.
Management of Multi-country research projects.
Management of large-scale projects.