Tina completed her PhD in Demography from the Institute of Population Research at Peking University in Beijing. Her PhD thesis was premised on modelling the Impact of Health and Educational Interventions to Improve the Health Status of Adolescents in Zambia. Using advanced demographic and epidemiological research tools such as the WHO OneHealth Software suite, she explored several socioeconomic factors that affect the health of young people.
During her PhD project, she worked with the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies in Melbourne Australia and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, to gain expertise in building population health impact models.
Tina further holds a Master of Science degree in International Development from University of Birmingham with a concentration on inequality and poverty, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Zambia.
Prior to her PhD studies, Tina worked with the Population Council, Zambia office, as the operations research advisor and project coordinator on a couple of USAID health projects where she designed and executed country-level research studies. She managed field staff, data collection activities and complex datasets. Tina is skilled in conducting monitoring and evaluation studies, operations research, policy evaluations for decision making and proficient in advanced statistical analysis using STATA, SPSS, and basic R programming.