Tim Colbourn BSc MSc PhD
Tim Colbourn is an epidemiologist with expertise in economic evaluation, which he wrote a chapter about in the medical research book. Timis Lecturer in Global Health Epidemiology and Evaluation at UCL Institute for Global Health and holds a BSc in Microbiology from UCL, an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from LSHTM and a PhD in Health Economics from UCL.He has 10 years of research experience starting at UCL Institute of Child Health working on an NHS Health Technology Assessment project on prevention and treatment strategies for Group B Streptococcal disease in neonates in the UK.
Tim then lived and worked in Malawi for 5 years, co-leading a trial, MaiKhanda, testing community and facility-based interventions to improve maternal and newborn health. Now based in London, Tim has been working in Malawi and other African countries, on three grants:a Gates-funded study of the impact of the PCV-13 pneumonia vaccine on all levels of the health system in two districts of Malawi; an EU FP7-funded project on Missed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant Health in four countries of Africa, specifically those related to post-partum care; and a DfID-funded project called Evidence for Action focusing on building community and district-based evidence in six African countries including Malawi for advocacy and accountability to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality.
Tim’s teaching includes research methods, perinatal epidemiology, statistics, economic evaluation, and a new three-week module on Evaluating Interventions.