Natalie Tate

Research Assistant

Natalie is a qualitative researcher with a background in global health research project management and a keen interest in maternal and new-born health. Natalie spent time in Uganda managing research projects using mixed methods, including ethnographic and action research approaches to evaluate volunteer programmes and interventions focused on health system strengthening and capacity building, particularly within maternal health care services. This work informed her MRes and PhD study which utilised ethnographic methods to explore the experiences of UK student midwifery international placements.
Natalie joined LSTM in 2018 as a project manager in the Clinical Sciences department, where she worked on multiple respiratory and lung health projects, including the Covid 19 Oxford Vaccine Trials.
In October 2021, Natalie moved over to the International Public Health department and joined the Centre for Childbirth, Women and New-Born Health to pursue her research interests in this area. She now works on multiple projects relating to prevention of still birth, neonatal death, and care of bereaved parents in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.