Iris is an LSE Fellow in the Department of Health Policy. She is a seminar leader for various modules provided by the department. Iris is also a final year PhD student with King’s College London. Her research examines the economic impact of late uptake and non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among HIV patients in England. Her PhD work is primarily based on an NIHR funded program evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an engagement support intervention for HIV patients initiating ART (SuPA). The health economics component of the program is a trial-based economic evaluation, augmented by a Markov model to assess the long-term cost-effectiveness of this complex intervention.
Her previous role as a Research Associate with King’s College London, focused on the economic evaluation of interventions in both physical and mental health. Iris’ past work experience includes a research role at the Ministry of Health in Botswana on projects evaluating the health financing system and assessing national health accounts. She also worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Project Associate responsible for monitoring and evaluation of programs in Botswana.
Iris works on the cost-effectiveness of interventions -within randomised controlled trials and the use of decision modelling. Her interest extends to applying health economics methods in low- and middle-income countries, and to support this she has published a book chapter, assessing Economic evaluations in global mental health. She is currently involved in research investigating evidence of the economic impact of different health programs and interventions in Africa, with a particular interest in mental health.
HP 420 - Health Economics
HP 400 - Financing Health Care
HP 421 - Economic Analysis for Health Policy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
HP 425 - Statistical Methods in Health Care Economic Evaluation
HP4E4E - Cost-effectiveness in Healthcare
HP4A3E - Resource Allocation and cost-effectiveness Analysis