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Dr Johanna Hanefeld

BA MSc PhD

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Systems Research

Room
327

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2762

I am currently Head of the Anthropology, Politics and Policy Group - a group of 30 + social scientists working on critical questions in global health. To find out more about APP's work click here.

As an Associate Professor in Health Policy and Systems Research, my work is situated within the field of health policy and systems and focuses on the political economy of global health. Current research is on health systems, including resilience and quality, and on the impact of medical travel and migration. It includes policy analysis on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Pakistan and Cambodia, work on trade and health including with the WTO, on governance and health inequalities. Actor power and network analysis are central themes  across this programme of work, all my research is empirical and most of it has been situated in low and middle income countries. I also have an active interest in the development of policy analysis methods.

My background is diverse: a policy analyst by training, I worked on HIV and AIDS, initially for the Panos Institute based in Zambia, as HIV researcher for Amnesty International and on health equity and social determinants for WHO. I continue an active engagement with WHO on health policy and equity.

I was co-founder and remain an active member of the SHaPeS working group of Health Systems' Global which aims to bring together social science approaches for research and engagement in health policy & systems.  

Together with colleagues Dr Dina Balabanova and Dr Susannah Mayhew I convene the health systems working group at LSHTM.

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Teaching

I am module organiser for 'Globalisation and Health' in D2 and tutor on the MSc in Public Health.

In addition, I supervise several doctoral students working on global health diplomacy, health systems and policy analysis.

Research

Current research focuses on several areas:

Trade in health services, including medical tourism, working closely with Professor Richard Smith. Together with colleagues from the University of York I recently completed an  NIHR funded research project, which examined the impact of medical tourism and migration on the UK NHS. Results were widely covered in the media. Research in this area extents to work on health systems impact, including developments for measurement and methods. I currently co-edit the Elgar Handbook on Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility.

Policy analysis research focused on global health governance and on governance of health systems, including collaborative work with colleagues in Zambia, India and South Africa. This includes a programme of research on the role of global health actors, such as the Global Fund, in national level policy processes. I am interested in both qualitative analysis of policy processes and more quantitative systems level analysis. A particular interest within this has been on power. 

 

 

 

Research Area
Globalisation
Health care policy
Health inequalities
Health policy
Health systems
Social and structural determinants of health
Equity
Gender
Global Health
Inequalities
International comparisons
Migration
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Trade
Discipline
Development studies
Policy analysis
Political science
Social Sciences
Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Pandemic diseases
Non-communicable diseases
Country
Brazil
Chile
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Germany
Ethiopia
United Kingdom
India
Kenya
Cambodia
Maldives
Montenegro
Mozambique
Pakistan
Philippines
Sierra Leone
Thailand
Uganda
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
Euro area
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Pacific island small states
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
Small states
World

Selected Publications

Social sciences: vital to improving our understanding of health equity, policy and systems.
Daniels, K. ; Hanefeld, J. ; Marchal, B. ;
Int J Equity Health
Understanding and measuring quality of care: dealing with complexity.
Hanefeld, J. ; Powell-Jackson, T. ; Balabanova, D. ;
Bull World Health Organ
Exploring The Migration Profiles of Primary Healthcare Users in South Africa.
Vearey, J. ; de Gruchy, T. ; Kamndaya, M. ; Walls, H.L. ; Chetty-Makkan, C.M. ; Hanefeld, J. ;
J Immigr Minor Health
Health tourism and the NHS: facts or fiction?
Hanefeld, J.; Lunt, N.; Smith, R.
Lancet
Medical tourism: a cost or benefit to the NHS?
Hanefeld, J. ; Horsfall, D. ; Lunt, N. ; Smith, R. ;
PLoS One
See all Dr Johanna Hanefeld's Publications