The UCL Centre for Global Health Economics

Dr Timothy Colbourn

Timothy joined the Centre for International Health and Development at ICH (a precursor to the new UCL Institute for Global Health) in 2007, living and working in Malawi for 4 years on a large randomised controlled trial of community women’s groups and health facility quality improvement aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. During this time he also completed a PhD in Health Economics part-time, where he investigated benefits and costs of the women’s group intervention related to quality of life, as well as novel methods of measuring them. He is now based in London, but still travels to Malawi regularly, as well as to other focal countries of the projects he work on, including recently Nepal, Mozambique and Burkina Faso.

Recent Papers

Malawi and Millennium Development Goal 4: a Countdown to 2015 country case study (2016)

Mortality and its risk factors in Malawian children admitted to hospital with clinical pneumonia, 2001-12: a retrospective observational study. (2016)

Community-linked maternal death review (CLMDR) to measure and prevent maternal mortality: a pilot study in rural Malawi. (2015)

Cost-effectiveness and affordability of community mobilisation through women's groups and quality improvement in health facilities (MaiKhanda trial) in Malawi. (2015)

Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health. (2015)

Stillbirth should be given greater priority on the global health agenda. (2015)

Highlighting the evidence gap: how cost-effective are interventions to improve early childhood nutrition and development? (2014)

Collecting and Analysing Cost Data for Complex Public Health Trials: Reflections on Practice (2014)

Women’s groups participation to improve maternal and newborn health in low-resource settings (2013)

Effects of quality improvement in health facilities and community mobilization through women's groups on maternal, neonatal and perinatal mortality in three districts of Malawi: MaiKhanda, a cluster randomized controlled effectiveness trial. (2013)

Maternal mortality in Malawi (2013)

Women's groups practising participatory learning and action to improve maternal and newborn health in low-resource settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis. (2013)

Potential effects of improved community-based drug provision on maternal mortality due to post-partum haemorrhage and sepsis (2009)