Doctor Kristine Nilsen

Dr Kristine Nilsen

Lecturer in Global Health

Research interests

  • Access, utilisation and quality of maternal and child health services in low income countries
  • Integration of traditional and novel data sources for health
  • Equity and geographical coverage analysis, generalised linear mixed models, small area estimation and subnational geospatial modelling

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Kristine is a social statistician interested in socio-economic and spatial health inequalities in low income countries.  Her expertise is in the design and analysis of quantitative household surveys and in the application of generalised linear mixed effects models and model-based predictions, including small area estimation, and geo-spatial analysis and modelling. Her research focuses predominantly on access, use and quality of maternal, newborn and child health services. Kristine works closely with the WorldPop Research group at the School of Geography and is principal investigator for the Countdown to 2030 project. 

Before she started working at the University, Kristine spent several years working for the UN and consultancy companies in Southeast Asia focusing on household survey analysis and capacity strengthening of national statistics offices.