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Julia Lohmann


Doctoral Student

Julia Lohmann is a PhD student with a background in social psychology and human resource management, and training and experience in mixed methods and implementation research in low- and middle income countries. Her research interest is in understanding how health systems interventions such as performance-based financing affect health workers as people, focusing on issues of working conditions, motivation, and satisfaction, as well as on how these factors shape clinical and non-clinical behavior in the workplace. Julia has previously worked for the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in the areas of M&E and HIV in Malawi and at GIZ headquarters in Bonn.


2014 - present PhD candidate, University of Heidelberg, Institute of Global Health
2010 Diploma (BSc+MSc equivalent, psychology), University of Constance


German, English, French

Honors and Awards

  • Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung PhD fellowship, since 2014
  • Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research grant for conference attendance, 2014


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.

Contact Information

Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.3
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 56-35584
Fax:     +49 (0)6221 56-5948