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Dr Zelee Hill
London
Tel: +44 (0)207 905 2203
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Appointment
  • Associate Professor
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

Dr Zelee Hill is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Global Health. Zelee completed a BA in Human Sciences at Oxford, followed by an MSc in Medical Demography at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. After working and living in West Africa for several years Zelee completed a PhD in International Health and Development at Tulane University.

 
Before moving to UCL in 2007, Zelee worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Tulane University. 

Research Themes
Research Summary
Zelee's research spans several areas of maternal, child and neonatal health including care seeking, improving the performance of community health workers, behaviour change at community and health-worker level, community newborn care, and early child development. At its core her research focuses on interventions implemented at scale in real life settings, that explore cutting edge issues and that have direct policy implications.

She has significant experience working in Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Nigeria), Latin America (Brazil, Peru, Ecuador), and Asia (Vietnam, India, Pakistan), and with over 30 institutes.

She conduct both qualitative and quantitative research but focus on formative research and process evaluation methodologies.    She leads  qualitative, formative research and process evaluation teams within large major multi group collaborations and as a PI. 


Zelee is currently:
  1. The lead of the formative research and process evaluation teams of the Wellcome Trust funded SUNRISE trial the first to test the impact of mass media on early child development at scale. 
  2. The lead of the qualitative evaluation team of the SUNMAP2 project,  which is a UK aid-funded £50,000,000 project to support the Nigerian Government’s malaria reduction efforts. 
  3. The qualitative lead of the IDEAS2 project, a monitoring, evaluation and learning grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 
  4. The lead of a study to understand the feasibility of implementing developmental care in intensive care units in Uganda and Malawi. 
  5. Co-Investigator on a UKRI funded trial in Ecuador to test scalable ways to support the governments early child development home visit programme.
  6. Co-Investigator on the British Academy funded NECS study to understand child care in informal settlements in Kenya. 


Teaching Summary

Zelee has been teaching at UCL since 2007. She coordinates the UCL MSc modules ‘Collecting and using data - Essentials of quantitative survey research’ and ‘Essentials of Global Child Health’, supervises PhD students and is a member of examination boards and an external examiner for Bristol University. 



Appointments
SEP-2013 Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor Institute for Global Health University College London, United Kingdom
OCT-2007 – SEP-2013 Lecturer Centre for International Health and Development University College London, United Kingdom
APR-2003 – MAR-2006 Research Fellow Department of International Health & Development Tulane University, United States
MAR-2003 – OCT-2007 Research Fellow Nutrition & Public Health Intervention Research Unit London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
JUL-1998 – MAR-2003 Research Assistant Maternal & Child Epidemiology Unit London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2006   Doctor of Philosophy Tulane University, New Orleans
1998   Master of Science London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1997   Bachelor of Arts University of Oxford
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