Martin is Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he founded the European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST), a WHO Collaborating Centre. He is also Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Past President of the European Public Health Association. He trained in medicine and public health and has written extensively on health and health policy, with a particular focus on countries undergoing political and social transition.

As the Principal Investigator, Martin has overall responsibility for the successful conduct of RESPOND.

Martin McKee

Principal Investigator

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dina is an Associate Professor in Health Systems & Policy in the Department of Global Health and Development, with over 20 years of experience in health systems and policy research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Her main expertise is in health systems research with particular interests in governance, accountability, and effective and patient-centred delivery models for complex chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension). She is a co-founder and board member of Health Systems Global, a professional society for health policy and systems research.

As the Deputy Principal Investigator and Scientific Project Coordinator, Dina provides oversight of RESPOND qualitative and quantitative research and directs capacity building in health systems research, communication and evidence translation.

Dina Balabanova

Dina Balabanova

Deputy Principal Investigator

Scientific Project Coordinator

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Paola has 18 years of experience in strategic planning, project management, marketing and communication, and financial management. She has been focusing in Global Public Health Projects in the last 6 years, and managed projects up to €58 million, including the Ebola Vaccine Trials, and PEEK. Paola holds a degree in Social Science with Anthropology from Birkbeck, London University, a Professional Master in Marketing (CIM equivalent), as well as being a qualified PMP & Prince2 Project Manager

As the Project Manager & Communication Lead, Paola manages all financial and project management aspects of RESPOND, and leading RESPOND communication and uptake research strategy and implementation.

Paola Torrani

Paola Torrani

Project Manager

Communication Lead

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Benjamin obtained his first degree in Microbiology & Immunology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and subsequently completed the MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries at LSHTM. His previous public health experience has all been in the public sector. For several years, he worked on health financing and access to medicines issues at the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, an agency of the Philippine Department of Health. Just before returning to LSHTM, he was a senior analyst with the Public Health Agency of Canada working to improve access to data for surveillance and reporting activities.

 

As the Co-Investigator and Quantitative Researcher Lead, Benjamin manages RESPOND household survey and facility assessments, as well as RESPOND capacity building and policy impact activities​

Benjamin Palafox

Benjamin Palafox

Co-Investigator

Quantitative Researcher Lead

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Maureen possesses research experience in the sociology of health, with particular expertise on the mental health of marginalized groups. Her PhD, completed at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2016, focused on women’s mental health in post-conflict settings. She completed a BA and MA in Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 2003 and 2008 respectively.

As the Qualitative Researcher Lead, Maureen oversees RESPOND qualitative training, data collection, and analysis.

Maureen Seguin

Maureen Seguin

Qualitative Researcher Lead

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Alicia is a social psychologist interested in experiences of health and illness and the social context of health, with a particular emphasis on both theoretical and empirical aspects of patient involvement, participation and citizenship. Her current work is focused on transitions to adulthood among young people living with chronic conditions. She has conducted ethnographic research into how different groups of people participate in health, healthcare improvement and research. She holds an MSc in Social Psychology (LSE) and PhD (LSE). She co-leads the Qualitative Methodologies module at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK).

As the Co-Investigator and Qualitative Adviser, Alicia provides oversight on methodological aspects of the qualitative component of RESPOND research.

Alicia Renedo

Co-Investigator

Qualitative Advisor

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 

Mathias is part of the Communications & Engagement team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His responsibility is to ensure that content across LSTHM websites is always of high quality, accessible and meet the School’s web writing and style guidelines. He has a focus on helping groups and research projects to promote their activities through the web.

As the Web Content Editor, Mathias built the RESPOND website in collaboration with Paola Torrani.

Mathias Oleron

Mathia Oleron

Web Content Editor

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Samah is a Communication for Development Specialist, with an MA from Malmö University, Sweden. Over the last decade, Samah has worked for local and international NGOs, with diaspora organisations, and in the corporate sector, in countries such as Lebanon, Sweden, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining On Our Radar, Samah worked as a Consultant with various Diaspora organisation and as a Project Manager with UNICEF teams in the Middle East and Africa.

 

As the Head of Programmes, Samah oversees RESPOND Digital Diary deployment of the hub, ensuring timely delivery of project milestones.

Samah Ahmed

Samah Ahmed

Digital Diary Head of Programmes

On Our Radar

Tobias has a background in embedded systems engineering and software development. He also has experience designing and implementing systems linking fixed and mobile telecoms to internet services, currently specialising in systems that bridge the communication gap between marginalised communities and the wider world.

As the Head of Technology, Tobias Quinn is responsible for the systems design and software implementation of RESPOND Digital Diary connectivity, communications systems and dashboard

Tobias Quinn

Tobias Quinn

Digital Diary Head of Technology

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Astrid is a graphic designer and art director with over 10 years of experience in the creative industry now working primarily in digital design.

As the UI Designer, Astrid is responsible for creating the visual design of RESPOND Digital Diary dashboard user interface.

Astrid Ortiz Riballo

Astrid Ortiz Riballo

Digital Diary UI Designer

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Sun

Rebecca Wolfe

Communication Specialist

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Sun

Henry Cust

Quantitative Research Assistant

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 

Elsa is a UX/UI designer with over 10 years of experience in the creative industry, primarily in digital design.

As the UX Designer, Elsa is responsible for the user experience design of RESPOND Digital Diary dashboard taking user stories and creating digital user workflows.

Elsa Cami Bou

Elsa Cami Bou

Digital Diary UX Designer

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