PhD Student and Researcher
Carmen Christian is a development economist who is passionate about public health issues. Her understanding of these issues is strengthened by her inter-disciplinary background in health sciences and economics. She joined the Department of Economics at the University of Western Cape (UWC) in 2011 after working in the South African health sector for over seven years. Her research interests include health-seeking behaviour, health inequalities, access to healthcare and quality of (health)care.
She is currently finishing her PhD in Economics at Stellenbosch University. Her PhD explores drivers of poor tuberculosis outcomes in post-apartheid South Africa. Carmen believes that her chosen career path will advance research that impacts health policy – and ultimately health outcomes – for the better.
- Use of simulated patients to assess hypertension case management at public healthcare facilities in South Africa
- Patient predictors of health-seeking behaviour for persons coughing for more than two weeks in high-burden tuberculosis communities: the case of the Western Cape, South Africa
- Measuring Quality Gaps in TB Screening in South Africa Using Standardised Patient Analysis
- Evaluating the quality of TB screening in South Africa: preliminary pilot results
- It's only a cough: exploring the health-seeking behaviour of persons who cough for more than two weeks
- Access to public health care in South Africa
- Management in the South African public health sector: An x-inefficiency perspective