Dr Lucy Kanya

Dr Lucy Kanya

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

Department of Health Policy

020 7107 5134
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Tuesdays 14.00-15.00*
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Key Expertise
Health Care Financing, Maternal and Child Health

About me

Dr Lucy Kanya has a health economics and policy background with experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has in the past worked on the evaluation of health financing programmes in Kenya and Uganda. She has also worked in operational research and evaluation programs on maternal and new-born child health, integrated sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; and malaria programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining the LSE, she held research positions at the Health Economics Research Group (HERG), Brunel University, London and Population Council, Kenya.

Lucy’s research interests include: the economics of health care financing in low and middle income countries, private sector engagement in health and the use of stated preference techniques. 

Lucy is currently part of the LSE team working on the African Health Observatory - Platform on Health Systems and Policies (AHOP). Hosted by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO), AHOP leverages existing national and regional collaborations to form a network of National Centres that currently include leading research institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal. AHOP draws on support from a technical consortium including the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, LSE and national, regional and global partners.


Financing Health Care
Economic Evaluation in Health Care
Systematic Review and Meta-analysis


Health Economics Research Group, Brunel University London

Expertise Details

economic evaluation; contingent valuation; health care financing; health policy; reproductive health; maternal and child health