Dr Alice Norah Ladur

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Alice has a degree in Sociology from Makerere University, Uganda, Master`s in Public Health from University of Cape Town, South Africa and PhD in Maternal Health from Bournemouth University, United Kingdom. Prior to joining LSTM, she worked as Lecturer in Global Health at University of Winchester (UK) in 2021.

She also worked as Head of Department for Community Health at Africa Renewal University (AFRU) in 2013-2015. During her tenure at AFRU, Alice developed a curriculum for a bachelor`s degree program in Community Health and had it accredited by the National Council for Higher Education in Uganda.

Alice has nine years’ experience in operations/policy research having worked on several public health projects in Uganda including assessment of vaccine and immunisation coverage, minimum initial service package (MISP) for sexual reproductive health in refugee camps, reducing financial barriers for maternal and child health commodities and evaluation of the oral Cholera and COVID-19 vaccine roll out in Uganda. Notable amongst the studies was the village health team assessment in 2015 which led to a policy shift from village health teams to community health extension workers by Uganda`s Ministry of Health.

In addition, Alice has drafted and reviewed national guidelines/policies on male involvement in maternal health, elimination of mother-to child-transmission of HIV (EMTCT) and home-based care/HIV services alongside Ministry of Health experts, UNFPA, WHO, UNICEF and non-governmental organizations in Uganda. She has experience in implementation and supervision of HIV/AIDS and sexual reproductive health programmes at community and health facility levels. Alice has carried out academic research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries on various topics including maternal health services in fragile settings, male involvement in maternity care, HIV/AIDS and the use of educational board games in maternal health. She is passionate about qualitative research in the health sciences.

Alice joined the Department of International Public Health in May 2022 as a Research Associate. She currently supports the development and implementation of quality improvement (QI) of integrated HIV, TB, and malaria services in antenatal and postnatal care in Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Other relevant expertise, professional memberships

  • Author, The Welfare of Women Programme an affiliation of the Global Library of Women`s Medicine (GLOWM) 
  • Reviewer, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Journal 
  • Member, Public Health Association of Uganda, and South Africa 

Awarded the 2021 Bournemouth University Postgraduate Research Prize for outstanding research contribution and best student prize.

Selected publications

  • Ladur, AN., van Teijlingen, E and Hundley, V., 2021. Male involvement in promotion of safe motherhood in low- and middle-income countries: A scoping review. Midwifery. DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103089 

    Ayeko, J., Tibagonzeka, P., Ladur, AN., 2019. Perceptions of women on female genital mutilation in Kapchorwa district, Uganda. Open Access Journal of Public Health, 2 (4). 

    Ladur, AN., van Teijlingen, E and Hundley, V., 2018. Whose Shoes? Can an educational game be used to educate Ugandan men? BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-018-1704-6

    Ladur, AN., Colvin, C. and Stinson, K., 2015. Perceptions of Community Members and Healthcare Workers on Male Involvement in Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission Services in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa. PL0S ONE, 10 (7). Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133239 

    Orach, C., Twinamasiko, J., Kaharuza, F., Neema, S., Opio, R., Ladur, AN. 2015. National Village Health Team Assessment in Uganda Report. Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda. 

  • Manuscripts under peer review

    Shikuku, D. N., Mohammed, H., Mwanzia, L., Ladur, A.N., Nandikove, P., Uyara, A., ... & Ameh, C. (2024). Evaluation of the feasibility of a midwifery educator continuous professional development (CPD) programme in Kenya and Nigeria: a mixed methods study. https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-3894107/v1  

    Ladur, AN., Kumah, E.A., Egere, U., […] Ameh, C. 2023. A blended learning approach for capacity strengthening to improve the quality of integrated HIV, TB, and Malaria services during antenatal and postnatal care in LMICs: A feasibility study. PL0S Global Public Health. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.05.04.23289508v1 

    Kumah, E.A., Ladur, AN., Mgawadere, F., Suleiman, Z., Sanyang, Y., Furtado, N., Ameh, C. 2022: Effectiveness of sexual and reproductive health blended learning approaches for capacity strengthening of healthcare practitioners in low-and-middle-income countries: a systematic review’, Campbell Systematic Reviews, Campbell review number: cl2.20220032.