The Global Public Health Unit, led by Prof Allyson Pollock, is multidisciplinary and rooted in clinical medicine, social sciences, and law.

It is committed to Health For All principles and redistributive justice. It seeks to understand the role that the social determinants of health play in health and illness and to develop public policy and administrative solutions through critical engagement with policy makers, researchers, patients, the public, and our students.

The unit's research includes

  • the role of public services and public funding in ameliorating illness and disease
  • access to services and why and how people use services and treatments and barriers to use
  • understanding the scientific and legal basis of health policies and health systems
  • scrutinising the public health evidence base of interventions to understand the efficacy, effectiveness, benefits, and harms of prevention and treatment for individuals and public health priorities
  • the legal, regulatory, economic, and political basis of health policy making

This work is generalisable from the local to the international to the global, and goes across disciplines and specialties. The strength of public health is that it is not constrained by clinical specialties, but requires inter- and trans-disciplinary working.

Our work domains include

  • Health systems and health systems research
  • Social determinants of health
  • Pharmaceuticals, vaccines and technologies
  • Injury and risk
  • Behavioural interventions
  • Public private partnerships

Research

Our work domains include

  • Health systems
  • Social determinants of health
  • Pharmaceuticals, vaccines and technologies
  • Injury and risk
  • Behavioural interventions
  • Public private partnerships

Research projects include AMASA (Accessing Medicines in Africa and South Asia). This project investigates how the interplay of patent regimes, pharmaceutical regulation, availability of drug production facilities, health care infrastructure, service provision, and engagement by foreign donors influence appropriate, affordable access to medicines (funding: EU FP7)

Teaching

The unit is delivers a suite of taught postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in global and international health. The unit leads for the Barts and The London Medical School on global health in the medical curriculum and runs an intercalated BSci in global public health.

Taught programmes

  • BSc global health
  • intercalated BSc global public health

Overview of Global health MSc programmes

  • MSc, global public health and policy
  • MSc, global health, law and governance
  • MSc, migration, culture and global health policy
  • MSc, health systems and global policy
  • MSc, international primary health care

Postgraduate research

We welcome new applications for PhD study which closely match our research themes. If you are thinking of applying for a PhD in the Unit, you should make an informal inquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Staff

Academic staff

Dr Megan Clinch
Dr Graham Kirkwood 
Dr Elias Kondilis
Dr Dave McCoy
Dr Colin Millard
Dr Doreen Montag
Prof Allyson Pollock
Peter Roderick
Dr Petra Sevcikova 
Dr Sarah Steele 
Dr Tim Huijts
 
PhD researchers
 
Jonathan Filippon 

Administrative staff

Dr James Lancaster
Emily Mclean-Inglis
 

 

Contact

Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Yvonne Carter Building
58 Turner Street
London
E1 2AB

020 7882 7212

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