Department of Global Health and Development
Head of Department: Kara Hanson
Department Research Degree Co-ordinator: Dina Balabanova
Deputy Department Research Degree Co-ordinator: Melissa Parker (initial enquiries)
Department Operating Officer: Lucy Paul
Tel: +44 (0)20 7927 2431 Fax: +44 (0)20 7927 2701
The aim of the Department of Global Health and Development (GHD) is to conduct novel and policy-relevant research and training that concerns health issues with a global reach, predominantly from the perspective of the development of low- and middle-income countries. Staff come from a wide range of disciplines including economics, epidemiology, mathematics, policy analysis, medicine and social anthropology.
The Department comprises approximately 100 staff and 80 research degree students, with total grants funding of over £30m and is structured around three research groups:
- Health Economics and Systems Analysis (HESA)
- Anthropology, Politics and Policy (APP)
- Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME)
Members of the Department edit the journal Health Policy and Planning, run a short course on Infectious Diseases in Humanitarian Emergencies and organise a range of seminars. Details of seminars in the department can be found on the Schools Events listing page.