Loveline Chizobam Phillips (she/her) is an M.Phil. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She has an M.Sc. in sustainable development from the University of St Andrews and a B.Sc. in economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her research interests include economic development and poverty reduction, the intersection of health care and financial decisionmaking, health financing and the economic burden of healthcare, and economic policy.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was a research associate/health financing consultant and head of knowledge management at the Center for Health Economics and Development (CHECOD) Africa Ltd. Nigeria. In this role, she was responsible for the reporting of National Health Accounts estimation and several subnational Health Accounts estimations from 2018 to 2020; tasked with the technical coordination of the development of Nigeria’s health medium-term national development plan (MTNDP), 10-year strategic plan for the Nigeria National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and several states' contributory healthcare management 10-year strategic plans; and trained staff of the National Health Insurance Agency in Nigeria on the use of the STATA software package for data management and analysis. She also worked as a technical assistant on the review of Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) project in three states in Nigeria (Imo, Kaduna, and Oyo). She is also a former Commonwealth Scholar (2016/2017) and ECOWAS Fellow (2016).
Honors & Awards
- Commonwealth Scholar 2016/2017, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK
- ECOWAS Fellow 2016, Association of African Universities (AAU)/ Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)