Kay-leigh Sussman

Kay-leigh Sussman

PhD Student

Department of Health Policy

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Key Expertise
Behavioural Economics, Health Economics

About me

Kay-Leigh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Health Policy at LSE, where she holds the Vitality Health LSE PhD Scholarship.

Her current research, conducted in collaboration with the prominent firm Vitality, delves into the profound impact of health incentives on individual behaviour and health outcomes. By investigating the intricate causal links between incentives and improved health, her work is poised to revolutionize the healthcare landscape. This work aims to reshape healthcare from a reactive model to a proactive and preventative approach, potentially bringing about significant societal benefits.

Her academic journey commenced at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, where she undertook undergraduate studies with a triple major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Building on this foundation, she furthered her studies at UCT, earning an Honours degree in Economics. Subsequently, her academic pursuits led her to LSE, where she successfully completed a Master's degree in Global Health Policy. Her diverse academic background has uniquely equipped her to address critical issues in public health and social policy in her ongoing doctoral research.


Dissertation title:

Incentives for Health


Dissertation supervisor(s):

Professor Joan Costa-Font, Dr Mylene Lagarde, Dr Ilias Kyriopoulos 



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