Florence is a public health researcher with a nursing and midwifery background with 15 years international clinical and research experience. She has expertise in designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of quality improvement interventions in maternal and newborn health (MNH) (both at facility and community level); capacity development, coaching and mentoring of healthcare providers in MNH interventions, collaborations and providing technical assistance and policy development advice to national governments and non-government organizations on sexual reproductive health. She has a strong operations and mixed methods research background. Florence has vast experience working in Malawi, Ghana, Kenya and the UK. She obtained a Master of Public Health degree at College of Medicine in Malawi and a PhD in Tropical medicine at University of Liverpool in 2014.
• Quality of care Study- Kenya and Malawi
• Quality Improvement Malawi and Nigeria
• Systematic review on Indicators to measure quality of care in maternal and newborn health
Florence has over 17 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, nurse midwives and healthcare assistants in low resource setting. She currently lectures on the Masters in International Public Health (Sexual and Reproductive Health), Current Clinical Challenges in Tropical Medicine TROP 938, Key Concepts in Sexual and Reproductive Health TROP 923, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Diploma for reproductive health in developing countries. Florence has been a convener for TROP 972: Quality improvement in maternal and newborn health module.
Florence has carried out operations research and academic research on maternal health, including research at the community level and programme evaluations in both middle and lower income countries.