Kara is Professor of Health System Economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Her research interests focus on how best to organise and finance health system to ensure that priority public health services are available to those who need them.
She has particularly focused on the economics of delivering malaria interventions, including insecticide treated nets, subsidised ACTs, and malaria prevention in pregnancy. She co-directs RESYST, a DFID-funded research consortium.
She was elected a Trustee of RSTMH in September 2014, re-elected in September 2017 and was previously a member of Council at LSHTM.
Kara was co-editor of Health Policy and Planning in the past, and brings a particular interest to ensuring RSTMH's journals best serve the interests of the society and its members.