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I’m Assistant Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics. I am also an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London.

My research interest in the economics of public health practice in developing countries. My research focuses on two pillars of public health – health protection and improving services by  (1) studying the role of human behaviour in disease transmission; (2) evaluating the effectiveness of large-scale public health interventions with quasi-experimental methods; (3) designing and testing optimal behavioural incentives, through randomised-controlled field experiments and (4) developing theoretical models of optimal decision rules for the allocation of finances, and empirical work using dynamic mathematical disease models to forecast the costs and cost-effectiveness of rolling out successful interventions as policy.

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New publications

Thomas R., Cirera L., Brew J., Saute F., Sicuri E. The short-term impact of a malaria elimination initiative in Southern Mozambique: Application of the synthetic control method to routine surveillance dataforthcoming in Health Economics

Thomas R., Probert W., Sauter R., et al. Cost and cost-effectiveness of a universal HIV testing and treatment intervention in Zambia and South Africa: Evidence and projections from the HPTN 071(PopART) TrialThe Lancet Global Health. 2021 Volume 9, Issue 5, e668-e680.