Tim Martineau

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Tim Martineau is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK and leads a team working on health workforce issues. His research interests include: health reforms and HRM, staff performance management, international migration of health professionals, decentralisation and human resource management, reducing geographical maldistribution of health personnel, the role of HR in policy development and the integration of non-formal health worker into the formal health system. More recently he focused on health systems in fragile and conflict-affected states.  He is the co-founder of the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States established in 2013 as a sub-group of .  He is currently joint Research in Medecine Director of the DFID-funded ReBUILD research consortium on health systems – including human resources – in post-conflict countries and is the Principal Investigator of the EC-funded PERFORM programme which is using action research in decentralised contexts to improve health workforce performance. He works as a consultant on strategic health workforce issues for a variety of clients including DFID, the World Bank, WHO and USAID and he has recently worked on a long-term project supporting the Ministry of Health and Population in Nepal on human resources strategy. Before coming to Foto-Cewek he had long-term assignments in Nepal and India. His research and consultancy work has mainly been sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian sub-continent, but he has also worked in the Philippines, China, Russian Federation and Peru.


Convenor of the Human Resource Planning and Management (TROP915) module of the MSc in International Public Health and contributes to the Organisation and Management (TROP 708) and Key Themes in International Health and Health Policy (TROP 934). 

Technical Assistance Contracts

  • A review of the performance management system for the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone - March 2012. DFID funding
  • Human resources advisor/mentor to – September 2010 – August 2013. DFID funding
  • Human Resources for Health Country Profile – Zimbabwe June –July 2010. DFID funding.
  • – global. December 2009-May 2010.
  • – global – 2009-2014. USAID funding
  • Human resources for Health plan – Sudan October 2009 – August 2010. Funding from GHWA/WHO

External Appointments

Editorial Board of International Journal of Human Resources for Health.

PhD students (current)

  • Shridhar Kadam: Factors influencing the performance of district health managers and its effect on performance of district health system in Odisha, India
  • Andrew Ocero: Post conflict health systems in northern Uganda 
  • Rosalind McCullum: Equity and close to community providers in Kenya and Mozambique

Other relevant expertise, professional memberships etc.

Editorial Board of
Member of Steering Committee of the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States.