Tim Martineau

Reader in Human Resources Management

Tim Martineau is a Reader in Human Resources Management (HRM) at LSTM and leads a team working on health workforce issues.

His research interests include health reforms and HRM, health workforce governance, staff performance management, international migration of health professionals, decentralisation and human resource management, reducing geographical maldistribution of health personnel, the role of HR in policy development and the integration of non-formal health worker into the formal health system.

He was joint Research Director of the DFID-funded ReBUILD research consortium (2011-2019) on health systems – including human resources – in post-conflict countries. He currently works on the follow-on ReBUILD for Resilience programme.  He is the co-founder of the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States established in 2013 as a sub-group of Health Systems Global.

He currently is the Principal Investigator of the EC Horizon2020 PERFORM2Scale programme which is scaling up a management strengthening initiative, which uses action research in decentralised contexts to improve health workforce performance.

He has worked as a consultant on strategic health workforce issues for a variety of clients including DFID, the World Bank, WHO , SIDA, the EC and USAID.

Before coming to LSTM he had long-term assignments in Nepal and India.

His research and consultancy work has mainly been sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian sub-continent, but he has also worked in the Philippines, China, Russian Federation and Peru.


Convenor of the Human Resources Planning and Management (TROP915) module of the MSc in International Public Health and contributes to the Organisation and Management (TROP 708) and Key Themes in International Health and Health Policy (TROP 934). 

External Appointments

Editorial Board of International Journal of Human Resources for Health.

Member of Advisory Group of the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States.

PhD students (recent)

  • Shridhar Kadam: Factors influencing the performance of district health managers and its effect on performance of district health system in Odisha, India
  • Amuda Baba: Supporting midwives to improve maternal health outcomes in fragile contexts: case study of rural Ituri Province, DR Congo.