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Mr Daniel Strachan
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Research Themes
Research Summary

I currently work on the inSCALE project in Uganda and Mozambique which aims to improve community based-care for diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria by increasing coverage of integrated community case management (ICCM). This is achieved through training volunteer community health workers (CHWs) to diagnose and treat these three main childhood illnesses. InSCALE aims to demonstrate that coverage and impact of government-led ICCM programmes can be extended if innovative solutions can be found to critical limitations, such as motivation and retention of CHWs. To date I have, with colleagues and inSCALE partners, conducted formative research ahead of intervention design, designed and implemented elements of the process evaluation and developed a CHW motivation scale for the endline survey. 

I am also undertaking research with the inSCALE project towards a PhD. This research focuses on the role of identity in the motivation of CHWs as they deliver health services to their communities. I am most interested in the social construction of identity and the impact identities have on work and health behaviours. My research will use both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Before moving to Uganda in 2007 my MSc research explored the coping approaches utilised by middle aged men following a cancer diagnosis and through subsequent treatment. I went on to work for the Centre for Community Child Health in Melbourne, Australia evaluating State and Federal government funded service delivery in the early childhood sector and project managing to launch an online early years parenting resource

Teaching Summary

Occasional lecturer on postgraduate module 'health, economy, state and society'.

Occasional lecturer on postgraduate module 'global health promotion'.

Occasional marking on undergraduate course 'international health policy'.

Academic Background
2004 MSc Master of Science – Social Psychology London School of Economics and Political Science
1995 BA Bachelor of Arts – Psychology University of Melbourne
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