Dr. S. (Saba) Hinrichs-Krapels


Saba is Assistant Professor and Delft Technology Fellow. She is also Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London. 

She was previously Deputy Director of the King’s Global Health Institute, senior analyst at RAND Europe, and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. She had also worked in the medical device industry and non-profit sector. Saba obtained her PhD in Engineering Design (Health Systems) from the University of Cambridge (2010).


Saba has a background in public policy analysis (mainly health policy and global health), health technology adoption, and improving evidence-based policymaking. 

Her focus within the Delft Technology Fellowship is to explore how demands for public services can adequately be met by supplies, particularly in settings where are uncertainties in future needs, tensions between central and decentralised governance, and unequal power dynamics in decision-making. 

Methodologically, she is interested in studying how to integrate predictive models and simulations for forecasting public service demands with methods for participatory engagement of key decision-makers.

Her main application is in health service planning, ranging from equipment and medicines to care delivery in community and hospital care. She is particularly interested in the sustainable adoption of technologies for use in health care, especially, though not exclusively, in the Global South.

Saba Hinrichs-Krapels

Assistant Professor

Multi-Actor Systems

Policy Analysis

Research interests:
Public policy analysis
Multi-actor, multi-stakeholder decision making
Health Systems
Global health
Medical supply chain and logistics
Technology adoption