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Dr Nadine Seward

  • Academics

Lecturer in Global Implementation & Improvement Sciences

Research subject areas

  • Mental Health


Nadine Seward is an epidemiologist and Lecturer in Global Implementation Science, based within the Centre for Implementation Science. Nadine holds a BSC (Hons Life Science) from Queen’s University in Canada, an MSC (Epidemiology) from LSHTM and a PhD (Epidemiology) from UCL.

Nadine’s expertise lies in the design and evaluation of implementation research programmes. Prior to starting at KCL in August 2018, Nadine worked at LSHTM on community trials aimed at improving maternal and newborn health outcomes as well as trials trying to better educational outcomes. Before LSHTM, Nadine worked at UCL, Institute of Global Health on community trials that involved women’s groups using participatory learning and action, to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes.

Nadine is currently working on a variety of implementation programmes including the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health System Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa (ASSET) to improve the quality of integrated primary health care, surgical and maternal and newborn care.

Nadine also works on other research programmes including SPARK (a programme led by Dr Rosa Hoekstra to improve lives with African children with developmental disorders)), INSPIRE (a UKRI future leaders fellow ship held by Dr. Tatiana Taylor Salisbury to develop approaches to improve the mental health of teenage girls in Mozambique and Kenya during pregnancy and the year after birth), and PROACTIVE (a cluster randomised trial lead by Prof Ricardo Araya to improve late life depression in socioeconomically deprived areas of Brazil).

Research Interests

  • Adapting implementation science methods for use in LMICs
  • Appling implementation science methods to design and evaluate implementation research programmes
  • Applying and adapting causal inference techniques to evaluate how and why implementation programmes are effective (or not) in low- and- middle- income countries
  • Research capacity building
  • Decolonization of global health


Nadine is the co-organiser for the module "From Theory to Practice" that is part of the MSC in Global Mental Health. Nadine is also involved in teaching on different courses for the MSC in Global Mental Health.