Dr Jacob McKnight
Jacob McKnight is a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in health systems and reform. After working for Medecins Sans Frontieres, he completed a PhD at Said Business School focused on hospital management in Ethiopia. He used organisational and marketing theory to provide new perspectives on public health problems.
Jacob leads the ethnographic element of the Health Services that Deliver for Newborns (HSD-N) study. He also co-leads an ESRC-funded project that seeks to understand Infection Prevention and Control practices in Kenya and the response to the threat of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR). Jacob is also Principle Investigator on a Gates-funded project that is seeking to build an app that helps Kenyans locate better, cheaper lab services.
Lessons from a Health Policy and Systems Research programme exploring the quality and coverage of newborn care in Kenya.
English M. et al, (2020), BMJ global health, 5
Collective strategies to cope with work related stress among nurses in resource constrained settings: An ethnography of neonatal nursing in Kenya.
McKnight J. et al, (2020), Social science & medicine (1982), 245
Exploring the space for task shifting to support nursing on neonatal wards in Kenyan public hospitals
Nzinga J. et al, (2019), Human Resources for Health, 17
Maintaining Distance and Staying Immersed: Practical Ethics in an Underresourced New Born Unit.
Jepkosgei J. et al, (2019), Journal of empirical research on human research ethics : JERHRE, 14, 509 - 512
Evaluating the foundations that help avert antimicrobial resistance: Performance of essential water sanitation and hygiene functions in hospitals and requirements for action in Kenya
Maina M. et al, (2019), PLOS ONE, 14, e0222922 - e0222922