Stefanie Ettelt MA MSc DrPH

Assistant Professor in Health Policy


I have got a first degree in Political Science and Literature from the University of Bonn and spent several years working as a senior media officer in an international development organisation. I then made a career change into academia after graduating from LSE with an MSc in Health, Population and Society and have completed a Doctorate in Public Health at the LSHTM. My interests are in health policy, political decision-making, health system comparisons and the relationship between evidence and policy.




I am a tutor on the MSc Health Policy, Planning and Finance and a seminar leader on the Health Policy, Process and Power and Health Systems modules. I also teach on Financing Healthcare at the LSE.


I am currently involved in two projects that examine the relationship between evidence and policy. The first project aims to better understand the role of policy pilots and evaluations in policy-making in England and to make recommendations on how both can be used more effectively. The second project aims to improve the use of evidence in health policy by applying insights from political science to the analysis of a larger set of countries (Getting Research into Policy, GRIP), with a particular focus on using institutions as a lens for analysis.

I also contribute to the Policy Innovation Research Unit, through my work on piloting and through participating in the evaluation of the Direct Payments in Residential Care Trailblazers.

I was previously involved in a programme funded by the Department of Health that provides international healthcare comparisons as an 'on-call' service to the Department to inform policy-making.

Research areas

  • Evidence use
  • Health care financing
  • Health care policy
  • Health policy
  • Health systems
  • Public health
  • Research : policy relationship


  • Policy analysis
  • Political science
  • Social Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Socio-legal studies


  • European Union


  • Germany
  • United Kingdom

Other interests

  • Evaluation
  • Evidence-based Policy
  • Evidence-informed health policy making
  • evidence into policy
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