Kliniken &… Institute Heidelberger Institut… Groups & Projects Working Groups Group members Lohmann, Julia

Dr. Julia Lohmann

PhD, MSc

Postdoctoral researcher

Julia is a health systems researcher with a background in psychology and a specific research interest in Human Resources for Health. Her areas of expertise include impact and process evaluation of complex health systems interventions as well as exploratory and cross-sectional research in low and middle income countries, using mixed and multi-methods approaches. She has particular experience in the measurement of psychological and other complex intangible constructs with psychometric methods in settings yet lacking culturally appropriate, validated measurement tools.

Julia was a research assistant and PhD student at HIGH from 2012 to 2019, working on impact evaluations of Performance-based Financing in Malawi and Burkina Faso. In March 2019, she joined the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as a Wellcome Trust-funded postdoctoral fellow, but continues to work with HIGH on various projects. At LSHTM, she leads a research project aiming to assess psychological wellbeing of health workers across 12 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and to understand reasons for poor (or good) psychological wellbeing as well as potential consequences for performance and turnover, using both quantitative and qualitative methods


2019 PhD, University of Heidelberg, Institute of Global Health
2010 Diploma (BSc+MSc equivalent, psychology), University of Constance


Kambala C, Lohmann J, Muula AS, De Allegri M, Brenner S, Mazalale J, Sarker M. How do Malawian women rate the quality of maternal and newborn care? Experiences and perceptions of women in the central and southern regions. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2015;15:169.

Mazalale J, Kambala C, Brenner S, Chinkhumba J, Lohmann J, Mathanga DP, Robberstad B, Muula AS, De Allegri M. Factors associated with delivery outside a health facility: a cross-sectional study in rural Malawi. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 2015;20:617-26.

Ridde V, Turcotte-Tremblay A, Souares A, Lohmann J, Zombré D, Koulidiati JL, Yaogo M, Hien H, Hunt M, Zongo S, De Allegri M. Protocol for the process evaluation of interventions combining performance-based financing with health equity in Burkina Faso. Implementation Science. 2014;9:149.

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