Jessica Hooper

Jessica Hooper

Senior Researcher

‘I feel very fortunate to work for an organisation that performs rigorous, evidence-based research in key health inequalities and promotes lasting change in health policy, both of which are fundamental to sustainable development.’


Jessica joined The Health Policy Partnership in March 2022 and was promoted to Senior Researcher in March 2024. She is currently working on projects in infectious diseases and oncology, including secretariat activities for the Lung Cancer Policy Network. She has previously worked on the development of a patient care pathway for neuroendocrine cancer.

Before joining HPP, Jessica worked for the University of Melbourne on the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative, which aims to improve the civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems of low- and middle-income countries. She has since used her expertise in CRVS systems to support the production of several key reports and academic publications for the World Health Organization (WHO) on the state of the world’s CRVS systems at national, regional and global levels, including co-development of the WHO CRVS Strategic Implementation Plan, 2021-2025.

She has also worked on academic outputs for the Centre for Capacity Research at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and completed short-term work for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) developing several products designed to improve the efficacy of administrative data systems.

Jessica holds an MSc in International Public Health (Humanitarian Assistance) from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, which included a dissertation exploring sustainable outcomes of research capacity strengthening interventions in low- and middle-income countries. She also holds a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Durham.