UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Tiziana Masini

Tiziana is an Honorary Research Fellow at IIPP.

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Tiziana has been working on the Open Society Foundations funded project that aims to explore and rethink the economics of medical innovation based on a broader conception of public value and develop an alternative, mission-oriented approach to medical research. 

She has been one of the main authors of the IIPP Report “The people’s prescription. Re-imagining health innovation to deliver public value”, a major policy report that puts public value at the heart of a radical rethink of health innovation.

Tiziana holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Groningen (NL). After working as a researcher in pharmaceutical Research & Development both in the public and in the private sector, she moved to public health, where she has been consulting with the World Health Organization Global TB Programme, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Medicines Patent Pool and other non-profit organisations.  

Tiziana has been working on several projects ranging from the identification of regulatory issues hindering access to life-saving medicines to analysing challenges in scaling-up game-changing diagnostic tools for tuberculosis (TB).

She has been MSF project manager for the Out of Step report 2017 a comprehensive data collection from 29 TB high-burden countries to identify gaps in implementation and monitor progress towards ending tuberculosis.  

Tiziana is first or co-author of 15 publications including extensive reviews and experimental studies in drug discovery and development, policy papers, reports on access to medicines and one chapter of the “Companion handbook to the WHO guidelines for the programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis”.