Ms Nakawala Lyapa Lufumpa MPP, BA

Ms Nakawala Lyapa Lufumpa

Institute of Applied Health Research

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Nakawala is a doctoral researcher within the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Her doctoral research is a mixed-method study in which she aims to evaluate the role of three different forms of hard infrastructure in the reduction of child undernutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research focuses namely on the following forms of infrastructure: transport; information, communication and technology (ICT); and energy. 

Nakawala also has prior experience researching maternal mortality in Liberia, from a public policy standpoint.  


  • Master of Public Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia, 2016.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Global Development Studies with a concentration in Public Health, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia, 2015

Postgraduate supervision


Nakawala is a young Zambian woman whose research interests centre on public health in low and middle-income countries. She is particularly interested in the health of women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Nakawala’s Masters capstone research focused on maternal mortality in Liberia, following the 2014 Ebola outbreak.