Dr Mbachu is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) in Community Health. She practiced for 3 years as a consultant Community Health physician at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki. She currently lectures in the Department of Community Medicine, University of Nigeria. She is also a research associate at the Health Policy Research Group, University of Nigeria Enugu campus.
Her early career contributions have focused on applying knowledge and skills in building the field of health policy and systems research in Nigeria and building the capacity of policy makers and practitioners in the use of evidence for policymaking and practice. She has also spent considerable amount of time training undergraduate and postgraduate medical doctors in community health. To this end, she has supervised seven undergraduate research projects to successful completion and is currently co-supervising a postgraduate thesis.
Her main research interests are on health systems governance and accountability; analysis of health policies, plans and strategies; political economy analysis of health reforms; health services research including evaluation of malaria control interventions; and getting research evidence into policy and practice. She has participated in consortium research projects such as CHEPSAA, RESYST and EVAL Health. She is currently undertaking research on: (i) “Exploring understandings of gendered leadership in health systems” as principal investigator in Nigeria; (ii) “Building capacity of users and producers of evidence in health policy and systems research for better control of endemic diseases in Nigeria: An implementation research” as a co-investigator; and (iii) “Realist evaluation of maternal and child health programs in Nigeria”.
Chinyere has co-authored eleven research articles which are all published in peer-reviewed journals. Her research articles are cited in google scholar and PubMed.
She is a member of some national and international professional networks such as: (i) Association of Public Health Physicians in Nigeria; (ii) West African College of Physicians; (iii) West African Emerging HPS Research and Practice Network – WANEL; (iv) Collaboration for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa; (v) Health Systems Global; (vi) International Health Economics Association.