The LAMP Team

Directors

Jennifer Armitage

Jennifer set up LAMP in 2014 in response to growing demand for economic evaluations to improve the impact of international development assistance spend. She is committed to working with public sector and non-profit organisations to enhance the value of their work and has worked with many government and non-government organisations to improve the effectiveness of their services.  

Previously, Jennifer worked as a Senior Manager in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) before moving to Nigeria in 2011 to work on a health systems strengthening programme. Combining strong analytical skills with research and facilitation expertise, she has helped organisations to improve their use of resources to achieve results. 

Jennifer holds an MSc in Social Policy Research from the London School of Economics and MA (Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. She has continued her professional development with the Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Harvard Center of International Development. 

Molly Wood

Molly has been a director at LAMP Development since December 2015. She  began her career at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The qualitative and analytical skills that she used at LSHTM were developed when she joined a consultancy focused on the improvement of healthcare outcomes in the NHS.

Molly later went on to work in Afghanistan, where she conducted public health research.  The challenges there required Molly to use the full range of her research and programme skills to ensure delivery in the face of often significant obstacles. Committed to the principle of spending aid money wisely for those most in need, Molly has worked on many assignments examining the efficiency and impact of development programmes. 

 Molly has an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BA Hons in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford. 

Associate Consultants

Dr. Ijeoma Edoka

Ijeoma is a health economist with several years of’ experience in applied health econometric analyses and economic evaluation of health care programmes and interventions. Ijeoma has also led several capacity building initiatives aimed at strengthening health economics capacity in sub-Saharan Africa, including theGates-funded Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) initiative in Southern Africa. Between 2018 and 2021, Ijeoma was the joint coordinator of the MPH Health Economics programme and coordinator of all Economic Evaluation modules at the Wits School of Public Health, South Africa.  

Ijeoma is a member of several national and international technical advisory committees, including the South Africa National Advisory Group on Immunisation (NAGI), the WHO-Afro Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the WHO Geneva Steering Committee on Country-Led Assessment for Prioritisation on Immunisation (CAPACITI), and the Technical Working Group on the Cost-effectiveness and Budget Impact of COVID-19 vaccines for the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 vaccines. 

Gulden Bayaz

Gulden is a development economist with twelve years of experience in economic appraisals (including cost benefit analyses), VfM analyses, and VfM framework design. She has worked for government departments and major development partners including FCDO, the World Bank, the European Union and USAID. Gulden has extensive experience of working in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Nigeria as a VfM Advisor, both on large scale infrastructure and urban development programmes and on private sector development programmes funded by FCDO.  Previously, she was a VfM Advisor for the £560m Humanitarian portfolio of FCDO South Sudan, where she supported implementing partners in setting up VfM frameworks and conducting VfM assessments. 

Gulden has an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA (with first class honours)in  International Studies from Ankara University. 

Dr. Nura Musa

Nura has more than 20 years of experience in finance, operations and administration in both the public and development sectors. A consultant in the areas of budgets, planning, value for money (VfM), health financing, financial management, grants management and logistics support, Nura is known for his analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills.  Previously, he worked for more than a decade for large USAID and DFID-funded projects, focusing on finance and operations. 

Nura has a PhD in accounting and finance and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He has attended trainings in the USA, Europe and many African countries.  

Dr. Adesoji Ologun

Adesoji is a health economist with over a decade of experience within the Nigerian health sector, including seven years as a development consultant and Value for Money specialist. He has provided technical and advisory support to the Government of Nigeria at ocal, state and national levels in the areas of healthcare policy and planning. 

Adesoji is a graduate of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He holds a MPH and a MSc in Public Health and Health Economics (Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and University of York, United Kingdom, respectively. 

 

Temitope Oke

Temitope has six years of experience working in the Nigerian health sector, of which  three were spent in public health practice including in health management information systems(HMIS) and monitoring and evaluation. He has provided technical support to state governments in Nigeria in the areas of health planning, monitoring and evaluation. Previously, ee was part of the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems team, an eight-year health systems strengthening programme in Nigeria. 

Temitope holds a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Lagos and certifications in Monitoring and Evaluation from the USAID Measure Evaluation online program. He has also completed a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Roehampton, London. He is a District Health Information Systems 2, Level 1 graduate from the DHIS2 Academy, Health Information Systems Program Nigeria and the University of Oslo. 

Jenna Treen

Jenna has 10 years of experience working across sectors in international development programme management, value for money and monitoring and evaluation. She has supported a number of development programmes to monitor results and value for money, including maternal health programmes in Northern Nigeria and governance and accountability programmes. She has undertaken capacity building initiatives with the Nigerian Government, including designing a student information management system for Health Training Institutions and setting up a Community of Practice with the National and State Bureau of Statistics. Shehas also undertaken an assessment of the child protection information management system in three Nigerian states and at the federal level. 

 Jenna holds a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex and an MA in International Studies from the University of Sydney. She is currently undertaking an ESRC-funded ​Masters in Social Research and PhD research in the prevention of child trafficking in Nigeria at the University of Hull.  

Andrew Mirelman

Andrew Mirelman is a Technical Officer at the Health Systems Governance and Financing Department at the World Health Organization. His work deals with economic issues of policy evaluation and decision-making in low and middle-income countries. He has several years of experience conducting cost-effectiveness analyses, and he works on developing equity methods for economic evaluation. Andrew has worked across many health topics including health systems, childhood immunisation, non-communicable diseases, family planning and the conflict impacts on health. With LAMP, he has served as an advisor on several economic evaluation and health financing projects. 

Previously,  Andrew was a Research Fellow at the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics. He obtained his PhD from the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2014 where his dissertation looked at the economics of non-communicable disease in Bangladesh. He also has an MPH from Johns Hopkins and a BSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. 

Dr Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas

Aduragbemi is a health policy and health economics researcher at LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK,  and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Reproductive Health Research and Innovation, Nigeria. His specific areas of research interest are cost-effectiveness and quality of maternal and reproductive health care in low- and middle-income countries. 

Aduragbemi obtained his degree in medicine and surgery from Lagos State University, Nigeria and completed his postgraduate training as part of the double degree-awarding Erasmus Mundus Europubhealth programme. Through this progrmame, heobtained d his MPH (with distinction) from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and a second Masters  Health policy and Programme Management from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, France. Aduragbemi subsequently completed his PhD at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, during which he pioneered the application of the social return on investment methodology to assess the value for money of a maternal health intervention in Kenya. 

Adetola Oladimeji

Adetola is a health policy and systems consultant with substantial  experience across different states in Nigeria. She is passionate about evidence-based health policies and service delivery models. Previously, she worked in quality improvement for maternal and neonatal health, maternal healthcare research, and capacity building for programme officers in health MDAs.  More recently, she has focused on expanding routine immunisation coverage in security-compromised areas in Borno, Nigeria. 

 Adetola holds  an undergraduate degree in Medicine and Surgery from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and a MPH in Health Policy and Management from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. 

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