Dr Francesca Cavallaro

Research Fellow

Dr Francesca Cavallaro is a Research Fellow in Quantitative Methods for Programme Evaluation and will conduct quantitative analyses to evaluate the impact of the Informed Push Model in Senegal. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Sciences at Oxford University. Francesca then worked in a sexual and reproductive health programme in western Kenya before joining the evaluation team at the PACT Project/Partners in Health in Boston, where she helped design the evaluation of a complex intervention using community health workers to improve chronic disease management.

After completing her MSc in Demography & Health at the LSHTM, she conducted her PhD research on indicators of unmet need for caesarean sections in sub-Saharan Africa. Francesca has experience of conducting reproductive health research using both population-based and facility-based data, particularly in West Africa.

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Dr Diane Duclos

Research Fellow

Dr Diane Duclos is a qualitative Research Fellow at the LSHTM. She is working on the qualitative component of the evaluation of the Informed Push Model for Family Planning in Senegal. Diane holds a Masters degree and a PhD in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (GIIDS, Geneva, Switzerland).

She has seven years’ experience conducting ethnographic fieldwork with migrant and refugee communities in low-income countries and conflict-affected areas in the Middle East, where she used a range of different research methods, such as participant observation, biographical interviews and focus groups. Between 2009 and 2012, Diane was a Teaching Assistant for the Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development at the GIIDS.

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Dr Isabelle Lange

Research Fellow

Dr Isabelle Lange is a medical anthropologist and a qualitative Research Fellow in the Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at the LSHTM. Her work in maternal health centres around understanding women’s experiences of quality of care, the influence of hospital environments on health worker performance and satisfaction, and health policy development and transfer.

She also researches exchange in knowledge communities and relationships between faith and biomedicine. Most of her work has been carried out in francophone West Africa, most recently on the FEMHealth evaluation, and in Tanzania with Evidence4Action. Isabelle is a member of the WHO Maternal Morbidity Working Group, and investigates qualitative research done globally on maternal morbidities.

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Manon Haemmerli

Research Fellow

Manon Haemmerli is a Research Fellow in Health Economics at the LSHTM. She is working on the cost evaluation of three social franchising programs in Uganda, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Manon holds a Masters in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and an MSc in Public Health from the LSHTM, with a focus on Health Economics.

For her MSc thesis, she was invited by the Medical Research Council to conduct a cost evaluation on managing neonatal sepsis cases in the Gambia. This project was done in the framework of the Soapbox Collaborative, a charity which aims to improve hygiene practices in maternity units with low cost simple interventions.

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Kerry Wong, Maternal Healthcare Markets Evaluation Team

Kerry Wong

Kerry Wong is a Research Fellow in Health and Statistics. She is involved with analysis of DHS data for assessment of global maternal health. She also contributes to other analysis and writing of research outputs for MET. Kerry holds a Master’s degree in biostatistics from the University of Melbourne.

Before joining the School, she worked at the WHO and the ICEH in Brazil, where she was responsible for the analysis of DHS and MICS data to monitor progress in low- and middle-income countries towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals related to maternal and child health. Kerry is also a current student at LSHTM, working on a PhD researching spatial relation underlying poverty, health service provision and healthcare utilization in LMICs.

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