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Professor Lucy Gilson

BA MA PhD

Professor
of Health Policy & Systems

I have lived in South Africa since 1995, first working at the Centre for Health Policy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and since 2007, holding a joint appointment between the LSHTM and the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town.

From this joint position I am committed to the development of health policy and systems research as an innovative, applied and interdisciplinary field, at the cutting edge of health systems and societal development.

I am currently the co-Research Director of the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems consortium (RESYST) which is a UK-DFID funded research consortium bringing together researchers from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand, India, Vietnam and the UK (http://resyst.lshtm.ac.uk). I have also supported a range of African capacity development initiatives in recent years, including the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA www.hpsa-africa.org), an eleven partner consortium of African and European universities which is funded by the European Union; and the South African Collaboration for Health Systems Analysis and Innovation (CHESAI www.chesai.org). I am a Board Member of Health Systems Global.

My background is in development studies, health economics and health policy.



Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development

Teaching

My LSHTM teaching commitments focus on PhD supervision, support for distance learning courses and occasional on-site teaching.

Research

My primary research interests include concerns for: equity in health and health care; governance and leadership in health systems; how health care is funded and organised; the relational dimensions of of health systems; and how decisions about health and health care policies are made by political, managerial and household actors. I am also interested in methodological and theoretical developments that support this range of research interests - and that engage with the complexity of whole system change .

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health care financing
Health care policy
Health inequalities
Health policy
Health sector development
Health systems
Research : policy relationship
Capacity strengthening
Equity
Evaluation
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Development studies
Economics
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Strengthening post-graduate educational capacity for health policy and systems research and analysis: the strategy of the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa.
Erasmus, E. ; Lehmann, U. ; Agyepong, I.A. ; Alwar, J. ; de Savigny, D. ; Kamuzora, P. ; Mirzoev, T. ; Nxumalo, N. ; Tomson, G. ; Uzochukwu, B. ; Gilson, L. ;
Health Res Policy Syst
Using stakeholder analysis to support moves towards universal coverage: lessons from the SHIELD project
Gilson, L.; Erasmus, E.; Borghi, J.; Macha, J.; Kamuzora, P.; Mtei, G.
Health Policy and Planning
Building the field of health policy and systems research: social science matters.
Gilson, L. ; Hanson, K. ; Sheikh, K. ; Agyepong, I.A. ; Ssengooba, F. ; Bennett, S. ;
PLoS Med
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