Dr Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas

Dr Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas

Research Fellow

Department of Health Policy

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Key Expertise
maternal health, social return on investment

About me

Dr Banke-Thomas is a Research Fellow at LSE Health and recipient of the AXA Future Research Leader Fellowship. Previously, as Fellow in Health Policy, he convened the Health Policy and Systems in Developing Countries course, and contributed to delivery of the Financing Health Care and Health Care Economic Evaluation modules for both regular and executive students.

Dr Banke-Thomas has experience in clinical medicine, programme design and implementation, impact assessment, operational research, monitoring and evaluation working across public, private and third sector. He has worked across different settings, both developed and developing countries. His work has mostly been centred around the intersection between research, policy, and advocacy for maternal and newborn health.

In addition to his work at the LSE, he works as a research fellow at the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems in Arizona and a Fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership in Washington D.C. He is also a research fellow at the Centre for Reproductive Health Research and Innovation, Lagos State University in Nigeria. Dr Banke-Thomas is an honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Current research

His research is focused on using value-for-money assessments, economic evaluations, policy analyses, and geographic information systems to generate critical evidence needed to inform better decision making for maternal and new-born health in low- and middle-income countries.




Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Liverpool/Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United KIngdom
Masters in Health Policy and Programme Management, French School of Public Health/Institute of Political Studies (Science Po), France
Masters in Public Health (Distinction), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B;B.S), Lagos State University, Nigeria



HP403 Health Systems and Policies in Developing Countries
HP400 Financing Health Care
HP4A1E Financing Health Care
HP422 Health Care Economic Evaluation
HP4A3E Resource Allocation and Cost-effectiveness Analysis


LSE Affiliations

LSE Health
Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa


External affiliations

Refugee Women’s Health Clinic, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems, Arizona, USA
McCain Institute for International Leadership, Washington D.C, USA
Centre for Reproductive Health Research and Innovation, Lagos State University, Nigeria


Other professional activities

Fellow Royal Society of Public Health
Member, African Health Economics and Policy Association
Member, Société Française de Santé Publique


Expertise Details

maternal health; social return on investment; economic evaluation; value-for-money; health policy; geographic information systems