Dr. Thyra de Jongh is a senior consultant at Technopolis Group in Amsterdam, with 15 years of experience in consulting, research and education in health and life sciences. Before becoming a health and international development consultant, she worked for several years as an academic researcher in biochemistry. Her main areas of expertise are public and global health; health policy and systems and health innovation. She has conducted assessments, programme evaluations as well as impact studies for various governments, multilateral organisations, and non-governmental organisations. She has a thorough grounding in research methods such as systematic literature reviews, case studies, interviews, surveys and workshops.
Thyra joined Technopolis Group in September 2014. Since then she has been involved in a large number of evaluations and impact studies for various governmental and non-governmental clients. She has led evaluations of the Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility (Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science), the Access to Medicine Index (Access to Medicine Foundation), the Norwegian Global Health and Vaccination research programme (Research Council of Norway) and the research programme Electromagnetic Fields and Health (Dutch Health Research Council). She has also contributed to various studies for the European Commission and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on research for poverty-related and neglected diseases.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Thyra worked for 5 years as a self-employed international health consultant. Projects she conducted during this period included evaluations of priority health programmes in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. She has also conducted various studies synthesising evidence from programme evaluations and clinical trials, including a suite of systematic reviews on mobile phone-based interventions for innovative delivery of health services. She has been a guest lecturer at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam.
Thyra holds Master degrees in Chemistry (University of Amsterdam, distinction), and International Health Management (Imperial College London, distinction) and in 2006 obtained a PhD in Chemistry (University of Leiden). She has published widely in academic journals, and frequently serves as a peer-reviewer. Aside from being native in Dutch, she is fluent in English and has a working proficiency of French.