Dr Eve Worrall

Senior Lecturer (Career Track) in Health Economics

Eve is an expert in the economic evaluation of public health interventions in low- and middle-income countries. She has led multiple evaluations in malaria, TB, neglected tropical diseases and more recently non-communicable diseases. She takes a health-systems, equity focussed approach to all her work. Eves other interests are in policy analysis and knowledge translation, where she seeks to understand how scientific evidence can best inform health policy and improve outcomes.

Eve chairs the LSTM institutional Athena Swan self-assessment committee and serves on LSTM’s Equity and Inclusion Committee. In these roles and through her research, Eve strives to achieve equitable partnerships and to support people to achieve their career goals, with a particular focus on those who are underrepresented in public health.

Eve is an economist (BA Hons. Economics, University of Liverpool, 1997) with a PhD on the economics of climate-based malaria early warning systems (LSTM, 2001). She has worked as research fellow in the London School of Hygiene, a senior analyst at New Philanthropy Capital and with the global health consultancy firm, LATH. During her time at LATH Eve worked as a senior technical advisor, consultant team-leader and manager. She then moved into research programme management where she specialised in ensuring robust and equitable governance structures for complex consortia, before returning to full-time academia in 2020.


Dr Efundem Agboraw 
Laura Rosu
Dr Edward Thomsen
Ewan Tomeny
Maiwenn Bagot

Selected research grants

She leads/led work packages on the following multidisciplinary, multi-partner research consortia:

  • Multimorbidity-associated emergency hospital admissions: a “screen and link” strategy to improve outcomes for high-risk patients in sub-Saharan Africa. NIHR, £4.9m. 01/06/2021 - 31/05/2025
  • PIIVeC: Partnership for Increasing the impact of Vector control. GCRF via MRC, £6.3m 01/10/2017 - 31/12/2021
  • MIRA: Malaria in an insecticide resistant Africa. Wellcome Trust, £2.4M 01/03/2016 - 31/10/2019

She is also the senior health economist on the following major research projects

  • STREAM2 phase-III multi-country non-inferiority randomised controlled trial to evaluate a shortened regimen for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Vital Strategies & Janssen Research and Development, £744k. 30/03/2021 - 28/02/2023
  • INTEGRATION Increasing the uptake of IPTp-SP through Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention channel delivery. EDCTP, £3.4m. 01/04/2021 - 31/03/2024
  • STOPMiP-2: Intermittent preventive treatment with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine: a new malaria strategy to prevent adverse birth outcomes in Papua, Indonesia. MRC, £970k. 01/12/2020 - 31/07/2023
  • Spatial intelligence system (SIS) for precision larviciding for malaria control. IVCC/BMGF £643k 01/01/2018 - 30/04/2021
  • Eaves Tubes for malaria control: from concept to implementation. BMGF. £7.9m 01/01/2016 - 31/10/2021

Selected publications

  • The malERA Refresh Consultative Panel on Health Systems and Policy Research. 2017. “MalERA: An Updated Research Agenda for Health Systems and Policy Research in Malaria Elimination and Eradication.” PLoS Medicine 14(11):1 https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002454

    Churcher, T. S., N. Lissenden, J. T. Griffin, E. Worrall, and H. Ranson. 2016. “The Impact of Pyrethroid Resistance on the Efficacy and Effectiveness of Bednets for Malaria Control in Africa.” ELife 5(AUGUST).https://elifesciences.org/articles/16090

    Tesfazghi, K., A. Traore, H. Ranson, S. N’Fale, J. Hill, and E. Worrall. 2016. “Challenges and Opportunities Associated with the Introduction of Next-Generation Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets for Malaria Control: A Case Study from Burkina Faso.” Implementation Science 11(1). http://europepmc.org/article/PMC/4957273

     Tesfazghi, K., J. Hill, C. Jones, H. Ranson, and E. Worrall. 2016. “National Malaria Vector Control Policy: An Analysis of the Decision to Scale-up Larviciding in Nigeria.” Health Policy and Planning 31(1).https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article/31/1/91/2363597

     Worrall, Eve and Ulrike Fillinger. 2011. “Large-Scale Use of Mosquito Larval Source Management for Malaria Control in Africa: A Cost Analysis.” Malaria Journal 10(1):338.

    Tyrrell, A., E. Worrall, T. N. Que, and I. Bates. 2011. “Cost and Effectiveness Comparison of Two Methods for Screening Potential Blood Donors for Anaemia in Vietnam.” Transfusion Medicine 21(3):158–65. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21118318/

    Worrall, Eve, Stephen J. Connor, and Madeleine C. Thomson. 2008. “Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of IRS with Climate Informed Health Surveillance Systems.” Malaria Journal 7:263 https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2875-7-263

    Worrall, Eve, S. J. Connor, and M. C. Thomson. 2007. “A Model to Simulate the Impact of Timing, Coverage and Transmission Intensity on the Effectiveness of Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) for Malaria Control.” Trop Med Int Health 12(1):75–88. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17207151/

    Worrall, Eve, Chantal Morel, Shunmay Yeung, Jo Borghi, Jayne Webster, Jenny Hill, Virginia Wiseman, and Anne Mills. 2007. “The Economics of Malaria in Pregnancy-a Review of the Evidence and Research Priorities.” Lancet Infectious Diseases 7(2):156–68.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17251086/

    Worrall, Eve, Jenny Hill, Jayne Webster, and Julia Mortimer. 2005. “Experience of Targeting Subsidies on Insecticide-Treated Nets: What Do We Know and What Are the Knowledge Gaps?” Tropical Medicine and International Health 10(1): 19–31. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2004.01355.x

    Worrall, E., S. Basu, and K. Hanson. 2005. “Is Malaria a Disease of Poverty? A Review of the Literature.” Trop Med Int Health 10(10):1047–59. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16185240/

    Worrall, Eve, Aafje Rietveld, and Charles Delacollette. 2004. “The Burden of Malaria Epidemics and Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions in Epidemic Situations in Africa.” Pp. 136–40 in American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol. 71.http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2004.71.136#html_fulltext

    Lines, J., Lengeler, C., Cham, K., de Savigny, D., Chimumbwa, J., Langi, P., Carroll, D., Mills, A., Hanson, K., Webster, J., Lynch, M., Addington, W., Hill, J., Rowland, M., Worrall, E., MacDonald, M., & Kilian, A. (2003). Scaling-up and sustaining insecticide-treated net coverage. The Lancet. Infectious diseases, 3(8), 465–468. 2003. “Scaling-up and Sustaining Insecticide-Treated Net Coverage.” Lancet Infectious Diseases 3(8). https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(03)00717-5/fulltext

    Barat, Lawrence M., Natasha Palmer, Suprotik Basu, Eve Worrall, and Kara Hanson. n.d. 2004  “Do Malaria Control Interventions Reach the Poor? A View through the Equity Lens.” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3767/

    Kovats, R. Sari, Menno J. Bouma, Shakoor Hajat, Eve Worrall, and Andy Haines. 2003. “El Niño and Health.” Lancet 362(9394):1481–89.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14602445/