James O'Donovan

james odonovan

Education (2017 cohort)

My research interests focus on the use of mobile technologies to train health workers in low- and middle-income countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. I am interested in how training is delivered and financed, the sociocultural impacts this has and how the impact of mobile assisted training is measured. My thesis will focus on engaging community health workers in the design and delivery of an mHealth based training programme in Malawi and Uganda.

Prior to commencing the DPhil I was a medical doctor based in Cambridge, with a specific interest in Global Health. I have previously spent time working in Uganda and Kenya with various NGOs and was Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University working with Dr. Thomas Burke at the Massachusetts General Hospital Divison of Global Health and Human Rights. I have been recognised for my work in the field of mHealth with awards and grants from The Royal Society of Medicine, The Velji Foundation and The British Medical Assosciation. I am really excited about the opportunity to work with Dr. Niall Winters and the Learning and New Technologies group at Oxford and I am always happy to connect with others interested in this growing field, so please feel free to message me!