Dr Stefanie Tan


Research Fellow

Room 110

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

0207 9588239

My first degree was in International Development and Anthropology at McGill University, followed by an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the LSE and LSHTM, and a PhD exploring the impact of p4p contracts on non-profit organisations at the LSHTM.

Before joining the school, I worked in the WHO's Department of Health Financing Policy and in the non-profit sector where I was involved in health promotion programs in Canada and the United States and community development projects in Kenya, and Ecuador. 


Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


I am a tutor for the MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing and teach on Economic Analysis for Health Policy.


My main research interest lies in exploring the use of incentives on provider behaviour.  My PhD research examined the impact of financial incentives in two non-profit organisations.  I am part of the Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU) and my current work explores the use of Social Impact Bonds in health and social care in England and incentives for innovation in the biopharma sector to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  My previous work has looked at integrated care, primary care organisation, the use of clinical audits, and the quasi-market reforms of the NHS.

Research Area
Health care financing
Health policy
Health services research
Private sector
Health economics
Policy analysis
Social Policy

Selected Publications

Widening perspectives on social impact bonds
Tan S; Fraser A; McHugh N; Warner M
Journal of Economic Policy Reform
Backing what works? Social Impact Bonds and Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice
Fraser A; Tan S; Boaz A; Mays N
Public Money and Management
Narratives of Promise, Narratives of Caution: A Review of the Literature on Social Impact Bonds
Fraser A; Tan S; Lagarde M; Mays N
Social Policy & Administration
Black box audio/video recording in the operating room: time for anesthesiologists to get with the picture.
Levin D; Tan S
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie
Improving healthcare for people with dementia in England: good progress but more to do.
Black N; Dixon J; Tan S; Knapp M
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Potential impact of removing general practice boundaries in England: A policy analysis.
Mays N; Tan S; Eastmure E; Erens B; Lagarde M; Wright M
Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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