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Accepting Doctoral Students

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Research interests

My research focuses on improving the implementation and scale-up of health and social care interventions in practice.

My current work investigates the influence of external contextual factors on the implementation and scale-up of interventions, such as the policy context, the physical environment, or the cultural and socio-economic background of populations.

I am also exploring the role of adaptation of interventions that scale across different contexts and how particular implementation strategies and evaluation methods can support the scale-up process.

I work in the UK, Europe, and in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in South Africa.

My background is in implementation science, public health, health services research, and health geography. 

Teaching interests

I am primarily teaching on the MSc Global Public Health and Policy.

My teaching focuses on health services and systems, implementation and scale-up of policies and interventions, systems thinking, and research and evaluation methods (primarily qualitative and mixed methods).

I am supervising UG and PG dissertations in social policy, international development, and global public health and policy.  

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I would be looking to supervise doctoral student projects in the area of implementation science.

Please note that I can only accept a limited number doctoral students and only in the capacity of second supervisor at the moment.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Human Geography, Public Health & International Law, Master of Science, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Public Health, Doctor of Philosophy, Maastricht University

External positions

Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Healthcare Innovation Research, City, University of London

2022 → …

Associate editor / senior editorial board member (former review editor), Frontiers in Health Services Journal, Implementation Science section

2021 → …

Board Member (former honorary board member), UK Implementation Society

2020 → …

Board Member, European Implementation Collaborative


Visiting researcher, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Maastricht University

2015 → …


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