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Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Head of Department
Department Research Degree Co-ordinator
Department Research Degree Co-ordinator
Department Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 207 927 2366 

The Department of Health Services Research and Policy carries out research to improve the quality, organisation and management of health services and systems.

This work covers all three of the essential stages required to improve services:

  • studies to establish the most effective practices and policies, including how care can be best organised and delivered
  • research assessing the quality of existing services and policies
  • establishing how improvements to services can be made. 

We aim to improve not only our understanding of how health services and systems behave but also applied research to support clinicians, managers and policymakers. Our work encompasses a wide range of methods including quantitative evaluation, policy analysis and qualitative studies. 

While most of our research focuses on high-income countries, the UK in particular, some addresses the challenges faced by health care systems in low and middle income countries.

Publications by department staff can be found in the School’s online publications repository.

Department staff & research students