Dr Morro Touray is a Health Economist with extensive background in development works. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Health Policy, Planning and Finance (HPPF) from London School of Hygiene and Tropical (2006), MSc in Development Management (with distinction) from Glasgow Caledonian University (1999), MSc in HPPF from London School of Economics and Political Science (2006) and a PhD in Health Economics from University of South Wales (2018).
He previously worked in various countries and for many organisations including Action Aid, Medical Research Council (UK) Laboratories, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), University of South Wales and Swansea University. He has been involved in many multidisciplinary national and multinational health care / service research and projects implementation and monitoring and evaluations. He was a member of the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine Trial team with the Medical Research Council Laboratories in The Gambia where he designed and implemented the economic evaluation component of the trial.
Within Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC), he works on a variety of externally funded applied health projects. He coordinates the links between SHEC and School of Veterinary Sciences in our global research engagements. His current and recent research projects and clinical trials encompass areas of cancer, nutrition, liver diseases, alcohol misuse, Parkinson’s disease and zoonotic diseases to name a few.
In pursuit of his Global Health Research interests, he was instrumental in the establishment of Surrey Global Health Research Network which has members from Europe, Asia, Middle East, South America and Africa all with outstanding research backgrounds. He is currently coordinating the network.
In the area of Development works, he was involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of many development programmes at grassroots and national levels. He led the UNDP’s project on the establishment of the National Planning Commission (NPC) for the Government of The Gambia. NPC was the apex body responsible for coordination of national development strategies and all planning matters at central, sector and decentralised levels. He also initiated and led many nationwide research activities including poverty and social impact analysis study which was on access to healthcare and basic education.
Affiliations and memberships
2. The International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO)
3. Scottish Health Economics (SHE)
Economic analysis along clinical trials; global health; zoonotic, tropical and infectious diseases modelling; health policy and systems in low income and developing countries; health services and health outcomes research; health technology assessment; evidence synthesis for decision making in healthcare; obesity; understanding of behavioural dimension of diseases (including cultural and traditional practices) and their influence on healthcare resources.