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

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.  

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. 

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. Kingsuk Misra

Dr. Kingsuk Misra is a health systems expert with several years of experience working in health systems strengthening and its social determinants in an integrated manner. He has a strong understanding of the health system in South Asia and has contributed to various state and national governments in South Asia, particularly in: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Plus Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A); neglected tropical diseases (NTD); the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) including antimicrobial resistance; HIV/AIDS; substance abuse; and immunisation programmes. He has also been part of evaluations, third party monitoring, and Value for Money reviews of NTD programmes in several African countries. He previously worked with WHO in its polio eradication and NTD programmes and with various other programmes supported by multilateral, bilateral and private donors. 

Dr. Misra is a graduate in Medicine and Surgery from Calcutta University, India. He completed his MPhil in Hospital and Health Systems Management at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, in Pilani, India. He holds a certificate on HIV and health systems strengthening from the Royal Tropical Institute and is an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State. 

Zaynab Salami  

Zaynab is passionate about development work, specifically supporting interventions aimed at enhancing the health status of populations. In her various roles, Zaynab has provided support as a Technical Assistant on the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems II (PATHS 2) project, a DFID-funded maternal, newborn, and child health project. She was also the Team Lead/Supervisor for PMA2020 in Lagos State, Nigeria, where she supported the development and refinement of data collection tools, as well as actual data collection, on health facility, household, and community-level surveys for family planning. Zaynab recently consulted for Jhpiego on needs assessment research focused on the prevalence of indirect causes associated with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia that contribute to maternal mortality.

Zaynab holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Abuja, Nigeria, and a Master’s degree in Global Health Policy and Management from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, USA. She also holds a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and certificates in Economic Evaluation in Global Health and in Conducting Research Responsibly, both from the University of Washington, USA.

Dr Lynne Elliott

Lynne has over 25 years’ experience in global health, bringing strategy, research, evaluation, and a range of insight approaches to global health challenges for clients, from public, private, and philanthropic, non-profit sectors. Lynne became a consultant over eighteen years ago, following a thorough grounding as a director in one of Africa’s largest health NGOs and flying doctors programme and senior innovation roles in public health and the pharmaceutical industry.

Successes include helping unlock fresh recommendations for the Wellcome Trust for their $100m research capacity development initiative driven by the most urgent regional health challenges in Africa and Asia; creating a framework to better demonstrate the impact of British government health aid for the Independent Commission on Aid Impact; developing insights on the added value of Sightsavers health work; better measuring success at the Global Fund for HIV/ AIDS, TB and Malaria and developing insights and trends for future funding. Lynne holds a PhD in Tropical Medicine, MBA, MPhil (psychology) and first degree in Biochemistry.

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.  

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