Dr Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas is a physician, with post-graduate training in public health and health policy. He completed his medical degree from Lagos State University, Nigeria and went on to complete his postgraduate training as part of the double-degree awarding Erasmus Mundus Europubhealth programme, during which he was awarded his Master of Public Health with distinction at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom and a second Master of Health policy and Programme Management, at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, Rennes, France and Sciences Po, Rennes, France. He subsequently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Liverpool/Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine during which he pioneered the application of the social return on investment methodology to assess the value-for-money of a maternal health intervention.
His specific areas of research interest are on cost of, travel to and quality of maternal and reproductive health care in low- and middle-income countries and he has published along these themes in several leading peer-reviewed journals including Lancet Global Health, BMJ Global Health, PLOS One, International Health, to mention a few. Presently, he is a researcher at the LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Reproductive Health Research and Innovation, Lagos, Nigeria. He is vast in the application of diverse methods including quantitative and qualitative methods, economic evaluation and value-for-money assessments, and geographic information systems. Dr Banke-Thomas teaches post-graduate global health and health policy modules face-to-face at the London School of Economics and Political Science and online at the University of Liverpool. He is also on the editorial boards of BMC's Pregnancy and Childbirth and BMC's Reproductive Health.