Dr. Theobald is a professor of Social Science and International Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She has over 20 years of experience in research and training regarding gender equity and health system strengthening in Africa and Asia.
She is currently working on collaborative research projects in Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ghana, Mozambique, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. Her research area is gender equity and health systems. Her current research focus and grants are in the areas of 1) gender equity, human resources, and health systems (including a focus on post-conflict contexts); 2) gender equity, health systems sexual and reproductive health and Tuberculosis; 3) Gender equity, research uptake, and capacity building.