Dr Erica Richardson BA MSocSc PhD

Honorary Research Fellow (30/09/18)


After graduating in Russian Language and Literature, I moved into the social sciences gaining an MSocSci and PhD in Russian and East European Studies all from the University of Birmingham, UK.  I continued to develop the focus of my thesis on drugs policy and prevention programmes in the Russian Federation as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Russian, Eurasian and European Studies (CREES), University of Birmingham. After working as a Research Fellow on a European Commission project in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, I joined LSHTM to work in the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies in 2005.




Seminar leader on "Issues in Public Health"


I am based at ECOHOST.  My research interests focus on the development of health systems, health policy and health education in the countries of the former Soviet Union. I am also the Policy Brief Series Editor at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Research areas

  • Health care policy
  • Health policy
  • Health systems


  • Policy analysis
  • Political science
  • Sociology


  • Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
  • European Union


  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine

Other interests

  • Former Soviet Union
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