Audrey Mahieu

Designation: Researcher, RIAH

Audrey joined our Centre in November 2020 as a Researcher for the Researching the Impact of Attacks on Healthcare (RIAH) project.

Audrey is an experienced humanitarian aid worker who coordinated humanitarian projects for INGOs, including MSF, Oxfam and Première Urgence Internationale in post-conflict and acute emergencies contexts. Her previous experience also includes technical assistance for development cooperation organisations. She recently co-led the real-time evaluation of the response of the Belgian Development Agency to the COVID-19 pandemic. She has a strong interest in the humanitarian-development nexus.

Before joining the Centre, Audrey worked at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as a researcher in maternal and newborn health. She focused on implementation research to improve quality of maternal and newborn care in low-resources settings, and methodologies to evaluate large-scale public health interventions.

Audrey is currently working on developing strong research methodology to document and measure the wider and long-term impact of attacks on healthcare. Her research work also looks at mitigation measures that alleviate the impact of attacks on healthcare on health systems and affected populations. She is currently conducting case studies on attacks on healthcare in the Central African Republic and Afghanistan.

Audrey holds a Master in Political Sciences from the University of Louvain-la-neuve, and a MSc in International Public Health from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

She is proficient in French and English, and speaks fluently Spanish. She enjoys practicing her Wolof and Sango.


Ramalingam, B., Singh, N.S., Mahieu, A. and Blanchet, K. (2020) Responding to COVID-19. Guidance for humanitarian agencies. ALNAP Rapid Learning Review. London: ODI/ALNAP. Available at:

D’Aquino, L., Caffrey, M., Chidzanira, E.A., Blaakman, A., Miller, A., Pyone, T., Mahieu, A., White, S., Filiaci, S., Dickinson, F., Garner, T. (2018) Independant Evaluation of the Health Development Fund (HDF) in Zimbabwe. Available at:

D’Aquino, L., Mahieu, A. (2016) Comprehensive Evaluation of the Community Health Programme in Rwanda. Available at: