Martilord, a medical doctor, health systems economist, and pharmacoeconomist, is an assistant professorial research fellow at the Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His research interest lies in the economics and dynamic complexities of surgical systems in low and middle-income countries, and he possesses extensive field experience in conducting empirical hospital- and community-level studies in sub-Saharan Africa. He has published in the International Journal of Health Policy and Management (IJHPM), BMC Health Services Research, BMJ Open, Journal of Global Health, PLOS ONE, and BMJ Quality & Safety.
Dr Martilord started his career working as a medical officer in urban and rural settings in Nigeria, the experience of which inspired his career in health systems economics and policy. He has worked as a junior researcher at Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. There, he worked on Scaling up Safe Surgery for District and Rural Populations in Africa (SURG-Africa) project, a European Union-funded implementation research which aimed at scaling up the delivery of safe, timely and affordable elective and emergency surgeries at district hospitals in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania. He has also worked as a freelance health systems research consultant, and an associate research consultant at the Strategic Market Access Centre of Excellence, Open Health Evidence and Access, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Martilord obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria; and is registered and licensed by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and the UK General Medical Council (GMC). He also holds a master’s degree in Health Economics, Policy, and Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and a PhD in global health economics from Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
International Health Economics Association (IHEA)
African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA)
Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)