I am a freelance global health researcher who works at the intersection of monitoring and evaluation and global health. I have a broad range of public health experience including complex interventions, mental health, health services research, quantitative data analysis, systematic reviews, monitoring and evaluation and programme management. I have specific expertise in using Theory of Change to identify, develop and evaluate health and social care interventions.
This includes co-leading the use of the Theory of Change approach in the Programme for Improving Mental Healthcare across five low- and middle-income countries and STRiDE: Strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries project across seven middle income countries.
I have provided workshop facilitation (both online and in person), training and/or support to develop and use Theories of Change in development across a broad range of social and health programmes in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Mexico, Nepal, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Uganda, the UK and the USA. This Theory of Change development has been across several areas of health and social care including mental health, dementia, prisoner health, long term care, global surgery, palliative care, and child development.
I have provided consultancy services to the London School of Economics and Political Science, University College London, the University of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Health, the SMART Africa Hub funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, the End-of-Life Care Group based at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, the University of Hong Kong, Kings College London, the Partnership for Alcohol and AIDS Intervention Research based at the University of Stellenbosch, the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Hunter New England Public Health Pacific Programmes, Australia and the Wellbeing Trust, USA.
My academic and theoretical background is strong. I graduated with a PhD from the University of Cape Town for a thesis which explored the use of Theory of Change for planning and evaluating complex mental health interventions. I also hold a Master in Public Health (Epidemiology). I am an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I have published my work on Theory of Change in key academic journals and have also developed a set of guidelines on using Theory of Change.