Dr Tosin Ahmed Lambe MSc, MBBS

Dr Tosin Ahmed Lambe

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Health Economics Unit
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
IOEM Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Tosin is a research fellow at the Health Economics Unit (HEU). 

He is working on the economic evaluation of screening strategies for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and he is collaborating with the PREDNOS trial team to determine the cost-effectiveness of prednisolone therapy in children with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS).

Due to his role in the PREDNOS trial and his strong clinical background, Tosin has developed particular interest in the evaluation of clinical trials and their wider implication on healthcare policies.


  • MBBS, University of Ilorin, 2010
  • MSc Health Economics and Health Policy, University of Birmingham 2014


Tosin is a research fellow in the Health Economics Unit (HEU).   He has developed an interest in economic evaluation of clinical trials and their wider implication on healthcare policies. Tosin is also interested in application of financial incentive structure in health systems.

Tosin qualified with MBBS in 2010 from University of Ilorin. Having graduated, he began his career at the University’s Teaching Hospital (UITH) where he worked in various clinical capacities, including as research clinician on two RCTs that assessed the effectiveness of malaria prophylaxis and treatment in children.

In 2013, he joined a management-consulting firm as a health systems specialist to design and implement healthcare programs in Nigeria. In this capacity, he helped to initiate a program that engaged private-for-profit hospitals to improve access to comprehensive HIV care. It was here that that he developed an interest in health economics.

Tosin obtained an MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy from the University of Birmingham in 2014 and went on to join the HEU in January 2015.


Health Economics and Health Policy MSc/Postgraduate Diploma:

  • Assistant module coordinator (Policy and Economics of Healthcare Delivery)
  • Modelling for health economics
  • Statistics



Economics of COPD

Tosin is currently researching the long-term cost-effectiveness of detecting new cases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in primary care setting. A further study will also explore the relationship between COPD, occupation, and the wider societal costs

Nephrotic syndrome

Working closely with Dr Frew, the health economics lead, Tosin will assess the cost-effectiveness of short course prednisolone therapy-as part of a management protocol for URTI- in reducing nephrotic syndrome relapse in children with SSNS. The evaluation will be based on the PREDNOS 2 multicentre RCT.

He also aims to explore the relationship between generic preference-based and other disease specific measures of health-related quality of life in children

Other activities

Member of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)


Lambe T, Frew E, Al-Janabi H, Martin T. 2015. The economic implications of the Portsmouth protocol.  British Journal of Healthcare Management