Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker

Postdoktorala studier

Implementation scientist, working as Research Advisor in Malaria Consortium in London. Research areas include pediatric pneumonia and malaria plus neglected tropical diseases.


  1. Kevin Baker, Tobias Alfvén, et al. (2021) Performance of five pulse oximeters to detect the symptoms of severe illness in children under five by frontline health workers in low resource settings –  a prospective, multicentre, hospital-based,  single-blinded, comparative  trial in Cambodia, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Uganda. EClinical Medicine DOI
  2. Ann-Sophie Stratil, Charlotte Ward, Tedila Habte, Alice Maurel, Max Antson, Elina Naydenova, Kevin Baker (2021). Evaluating the Interrater Agreement and Acceptability of a New Reference Tool for Assessing Respiratory Rate in Children under Five with Cough and/or Difficulty Breathing. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics.
  3. Mitra Feldman, Kevin Baker et al (2021). Community health worker knowledge, attitudes and practices towards COVID-19: learnings from an online cross-sectional survey using a digital health platform, UpSCALE, in Mozambique. Plos One
  4. Kevin Baker, Charlotte Ward et al (2020). Usability and acceptability of a multimodal respiratory rate and pulse oximeter device in case management of children with symptoms of pneumonia: A cross-sectional study in Ethiopia. Acta Paediatrica. DOI: 10.1111/apa.15682
  5. King C, Baker K, et al (2020). Back to Basics in Paediatric Pneumonia—Defining a Breath and Setting Reference Standards to Innovate Respiratory Rate Counting. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics. DOI:
  6. Ahmed S, Mvalo T, Akech S, Baker Kevin et al (2020). Protecting children in low-income and middle-income countries from COVID-19. BMJ Global Health. DOI:10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002844
  7. Helldén Daniel, Baker Kevin, et al (2020). Does chest attachment of an automated respiratory rate monitor influence the actual respiratory rate in children under five?  American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0458
  8. Charlotte Ward, Kevin Baker, et al. (2020). Determining the Agreement between an Automated Respiratory Rate Counter and a Reference Standard for Detecting Symptoms of Pneumonia in Children: Protocol for a Cross-Sectional Study in Ethiopia. JMIR Protocols. DOI: 10.2196/16531
  9. Kevin Baker, Tobias Alfvén, et al. (2019) Performance of four respiratory rate counters to support community health workers to detect the symptoms of pneumonia in children in low resource settings: A prospective, multi-centre, hospital-based, single-blinded, comparative trial. EClinical Medicine. 2019;12:20-30. DOI:
  10. Kevin Baker, Alice Maurel, et al. (2019) Determining frontline health worker adherence to pneumonia case management algorithms using an automated respiratory rate counter: study design for a cross-sectional, prospective study in Ethiopia and Nepal. JMIR Protocols. DOI: 10.2196/14405
  11. Charlotte Ward, Kevin Baker, et al. (2019) Community health worker adherence to iCCM algorithms for pneumonia using a new automated respiratory rate device: a prospective, observational study in Ethiopia. Acta Paediatrica. DOI:
  12. Karin Källander, Kevin Baker et al. (2019) Usability and acceptability of an automated respiratory rate counter to assess childhood pneumonia in Nepal. Acta Paediatrica. DOI: 10.1111/apa.15108
  13. Kevin Baker, Mucunguzi A, et al. (2018) Performance, Acceptability and Usability of Respiratory Rate Timers and Pulse Oximeters When Used by Frontline Health Workers to Detect Symptoms of Pneumonia in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia: Study Protocol for a Two-Phase, Multisite, Mixed-Methods Trial. JMIR Research Protocol DOI: 10.2196/10191
  14. Hollie Spence, Kevin Baker, et al. (2017) Childhood pneumonia diagnostics: community health workers’ and national stakeholders’ differing perspectives of new and existing aids, Global Health Action, 10:1, 1290340, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1290340


2019 PhD KI - Diagnosing childhood pneumonia by frontline health workers in low resource settings - evaluating the accuracy, acceptability, usability and utility of respiratory rate timers and pulse oximeters

2013 - MSc Public Health LSHTM - Differences in perceptions and motivations for attending peer led psychosocial support groups for HIV positive men in Malaysia and the United Kingdom

1999 - MA Business Administration Kingston University