Dr Luke Allen
MPH, MBChB, BSc (Hons), PGCert Clinical Education, PGDip Health Research, MRCGP, FHEA
Luke is a GP and global health analyst trained at Bristol University, Harvard School of Public Health, the Kennedy School of Government, MIT, and Oxford. His research focuses on advancing Primary Health Care by integrating public health and primary care, with a special emphasis on the prevention of non-communicable diseases. In his current role he is using implementation research and adaptive trial design to optimise a major vision screening programme in Botswana, Kenya and Nepal.
He co-leads the LSHTM Primary Health Care group and the school's monthly PHC seminars with Luisa Pettigrew and Jo Exely.
Luke has extensive experience in global health policy and has worked with the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, the Harvard Health Systems Cluster, Public Health England, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has advised governments in high-, middle- and low-income settings.
Luke completed his Academic Clinical Fellowship in Oxford and continues to work in the city as a part-time family physician. He sits on the RCGP Thames Valley Faculty board and is an editorial board member at the British Journal of General Practice; the world's highest ranked primary care journal. He is the international lead for the Faculty of Public Health special interest group on Primary Care and Public Health.
Luke is the director of Healthier Systems, a dynamic global health research consultancy that uses cutting edge mixed-methods to advance health for all.
He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, and regularly writes for newspapers and magazines like the New Scientist, the Independent, the Economist and the Financial Times. His full publication list is available here.
Luke has spoken at two UN General Assembely side events and discussed health policy on Radio 4's The World Tonight and BBC news.
Luke has a PGCE in Clinical Education and will be contributing to the centre's Masters teaching programme. He is also supporting the development of a Primary Health Care seminar series at LSHTM.
Luke is a Clinical Research Fellow on the Wellcome/NIHR/Peek project to develop powerful new equity-focused continuous improvement methods for community-based health services.