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- Institute for Global Health
- Faculty of Population Health Sciences
I am an
Economist with over 10 years experience studying patient behaviour, health
systems financing and medical poverty. I trained in Economics and
Demography at the University of Cape Town and carried out my PhD at the London
School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on “Understanding the demand for
health services in Cape Town: Implications for health equity and effective TB
care delivery”. My applied research has
focused primarily on the Economics of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and maternal care,
including treatment seeking behaviour, the financial burden of service use and
the economic evaluation of interventions to improve outcomes. I worked with the ICRC in post-conflict
I am the Course Director of UCL's Masters in Global Health and Development. I teach three modules on that masters degree; Key Principles of Health Economics, Economic Evaluation and Health Systems. I also teach Global Health Policy at the undergraduate level and supervise 4 PhD students.
My contribution to teaching and learning at UCL is characterized by a strong desire to engage non-economists with the discipline, as it is applied to health and development. I have developed teaching methods that enable students with no background in the discipline, to quickly absorb key theoretical concepts and to scaffold empirical applications onto those foundations. Positive student feedback, high levels of student achievement and consistently growing numbers on my modules, all attest to student enjoyment of this approach.
To enable an even broader range of students to participate on my modules, I engage actively with a UCL-wide e-learning interest group. I have begun developing my Economic Evaluation module as an e-learning platform and was recently awarded UCL funding to assist with this work.
|2006||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|2002||M.Com||Masters in Commerce||University of Cape Town|
|2000||B.Com||Bachelor of Commerce||University of Cape Town|
|1999||B.Com||Bachelor of Commerce||University of South Africa, Pretoria|
|1996||GCERT||Graduate Diploma||Institute of Marketing Management|