Chishimba N Mulambia

Department of Politics and International Relations

PhD research student

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Chishimba N Mulambia
Department of Politics and International Relations
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
S10 2TU

Chishimba obtained her bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of Zambia in 2004. Thereafter, she worked as a research assistant for the Institute of Economic and Social Research on a research project coordinated by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine researching adherence trends to TB medicines in Zambia. Later in 2006, she trained at the Imperial College London on Global Health Leadership to manage research on Global Health Initiatives in Zambia. In 2007, she was awarded the Beit/Chevening Scholarship in Development Studies at the University of Leeds. Upon her return to Zambia in 2008, she worked at the Ministry of Health for two years as a Research Officer to create the health research agenda for Zambia.

In 2010, Chishimba moved to join the University of Zambia Institute of Economic & Social Research as a research Fellow in Health Promotion Programmes where she is still working in the same capacity and on study leave. Over the last 10 years her research experience has been in policy and health service provision in Zambia with key areas of specialisation being: policy and planning, health systems development and governance, coordination of health research, health financing (including Results-Based Financing), and health systems research.

  • BSW (University of Zambia)
  • MA (University of Leeds)
Research interests

PhD title: Decentralisation and Health Service Governance in Zambia.

Supervisors: Dr Simon Rushton and Dr Muhammad Sadiq.

Brief Summary: Chishimba's PhD project is on decentralisation and health service governance in Zambia. The PhD project aims to examine the policy objectives and key political, managerial, technical and structural issues that have characterised the health sector reforms and decentralisation processes in Zambia, while at the same time assessing implementation readiness and identifying areas where improvements could be made as Zambia implements the National Decentralization Policy.

Professional activities

2016: Commonwealth Scholarships, University of Sheffield School of Politics

2007: Beit Leeds Chevening Scholarships, University of Leeds School of Politics and international Studies

2006: Open Society Institute Fellowship in Public Health Leadership & Management, Imperial College London