Dr Tara Tancred

Senior Research Associate

I have a BSc (Honours) in Immunology and Infection and an MPH in Global Health from the University of Alberta in Canada. I completed a PhD in Public Health in 2015 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

My research interests surround implementation science, specifically the use of process evaluation, realist evaluation, and theory of change.

I am also interested in systematic reviews, specifically the synthesis of theoretical and process data from interventions. I typically apply these within the context of evaluating quality improvement interventions with the aim of improving maternal and newborn health and strengthening health systems in low-income countries. In particular,

I am interested in using implementation science methodologies to explore the evaluation, sustainability and scalability of quality improvement interventions.

I have worked in Canada, Nepal, Malawi, Uganda, the UK, Tanzania and Zambia.