Gavin Cochrane is a senior analyst at RAND Europe. Since joining RAND he has worked on a variety of national and international projects, primarily focussed on global health and international development.
Cochrane has managed a number of evaluations of research capacity building interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, for clients including the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and the Wellcome Trust. He has also worked more broadly on several development projects, including a number of evaluations for DFID on their research and impact evaluation programmes, a study examining the contextual factors involved with ARV-based prevention strategies for HIV/AIDS and mapping the neglected disease research landscape for the European & Developing Country Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP).
He has significant experience of qualitative research techniques, including interviews, literature reviews and survey design, ExpertLens, as well as quantitative methods, including network analysis, bibliometrics and value-for-money assessments. He also has conducted fieldwork, including interviews, workshops and focus groups in a range of countries, including Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil and Vietnam.
Prior to joining RAND Europe, Cochrane completed a B.A. in Economics and Japanese from the University of Leeds and an M.Sc. in Asian studies from Lund University in Sweden.
Sonja Marjanovic, Gavin Cochrane, Enora Robin, Nelson Sewankambo, Alex Ezeh, Moffat Nyirenda, Bassirou Bonfoh, Mark Rweyemamu and Joanna Chataway, "Evaluating a complex research capacity-building intervention: Reflections on an evaluation of the African Institutions Initiative," Evaluation, 2017 (forthcoming)
Joanna Chataway, Geoffrey Banda, Gavin Cochrane and Catriona Manville "Innovative Procurement For Health And Industrial Development," in Maureen Mackintosh, Geoffrey Banda, Paula Tibandebage, Watu Wamae, Making Medicines in Africa, Palgrave, 2015