Research Assistant


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Jennifer Falconer (MPH, MA, BA) is a Research Assistant in the Institute for Global Health and Development.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Academic Awards

Jennifer Falconer is a health scientist with research experience in global health, public health, and anthropology. She utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods, in particular systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and biostatistics. Her current research interests focus on health service delivery, health system resilience, and development of medical devices, in low- and middle-income settings. Jennifer’s past research has explored childhood mortality and illness in low- and middle-income countries, primarily in collaboration with the World Health Organization refining the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness diagnostic guidelines for pneumonia, and with Fundación INFANT in Argentina exploring risk factors for childhood mortality.

Jennifer is undertaking evidence review and synthesis activities in three research areas: 1) the development, adoption and effectiveness of a household yeast sensor for cholera; 2) the effectiveness of pay-for-performance interventions in low- and middle-income countries; 3) health in fragility.

Active research interests:

Low- and middle-income countries, health in fragility, health service delivery, health system resilience, medical devices, health technology assessment, performance-based financing.

Research Methods:

Systematic review, meta-analysis, narrative-synthesis, scoping review, biostatistics (particularly stepwise model building, logistic regression, cox regression, diagnostic accuracy analyses)


Please see my research publications in eResearch – Queen Margaret University’s repository

2015: Brotherston Medal awarded for highest coursework and dissertation grades, Master of Public Health, University of Edinburgh