Mr Tim Martineau

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Tim Martineau is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK and leads a team working on health workforce issues. His research interests include: health reforms and HRM, staff performance management, international migration of health professionals, decentralisation and human resource management, reducing geographical maldistribution of health personnel, the role of HR in policy development and the integration of non-formal health worker into the formal health system. More recently he focused on health systems in fragile and conflict-affected states.  He is the co-founder of the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States established in 2013 as a sub-group of Health Systems Global.  He is currently joint Research Director of the DFID-funded ReBUILD research consortium on health systems – including human resources – in post-conflict countries and is the Principal Investigator of the EC-funded PERFORM programme which is using action research in decentralised contexts to improve health workforce performance. He works as a consultant on strategic health workforce issues for a variety of clients including DFID, the World Bank, WHO and USAID and he has recently worked on a long-term project supporting the Ministry of Health and Population in Nepal on human resources strategy. Before coming to LSTM he had long-term assignments in Nepal and India. His research and consultancy work has mainly been sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian sub-continent, but he has also worked in the Philippines, China, Russian Federation and Peru.


Convenor of the Human Resource Planning and Management (TROP915) module of the MSc in International Public Health and contributes to the Organisation and Management (TROP 708) and Key Themes in International Health and Health Policy (TROP 934). 

Technical Assistance Contracts

External Appointments

Editorial Board of International Journal of Human Resources for Health.

PhD students (current)

  • Shridhar Kadam: Factors influencing the performance of district health managers and its effect on performance of district health system in Odisha, India
  • Andrew Ocero: Post conflict health systems in northern Uganda 
  • Rosalind McCullum: Equity and close to community providers in Kenya and Mozambique

Other relevant expertise, professional memberships etc.

Editorial Board of International Journal of Human Resources for Health
Member of Steering Committee of the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States.

Current Projects

  • 2011 to 2016

    ReBUILD – research for the building of pro-poor health systems during recovery from conflict.

    (£6 million – DFID)

  • 2011 to 2015 | Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania

    PERFORM - Supporting decentralised management to improve health workforce performance in Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania

    (EUR3 million – EC FP7)

  • 2011

    Removing financial barriers to access reproductive, maternal and newborn health services: the challenges and policy implications for Human Resources for Health.

    (£90,000 – DFID – led by Queen Margaret University)

  • 2012

    Supporting community health workers in community-directed health interventions in Africa: a preliminary investigation.

    ($9,357 WHO/TDR)

  • Improving neonatal health in remote rural areas in China and Vietnam

    (MRC/ESRC/Wellcome Trust/DFID £ 68,645)

  • Empowering district-level managers to improve Health Worker Performance in Nepal

    WHO IRP, US$248,456 – led by HERD, Nepal