The Global Health Policy Unit (GHPU) is a unique, cross-disciplinary team of researchers and lecturers who are committed to addressing the major global health policy challenges facing countries of all income-levels.
Our world-leading research and expertise allows us to offer practical solutions for decision-makers at all levels of governance, and collaborate with international actors such as the World Bank, World Health Organization, governments and other research and advocacy organisations globally.
Our research is focused on four key areas of contemporary global health debates:
- Universal Health Coverage;
- Commercial Determinants of Health;
- Global Governance of Health;
- Knowledge, Evidence, and Policy
GHPU is also a leader in global health and health policy education and training, providing a range of on-campus and online programmes that attract the highest calibre of students from every region of the world.
Our new online MSc in Global Health Policy offers the opportunity to study part-time, for those people who have a passion for global health but have commitments that preclude full-time study.
Eleanor BrooksLecturer, Global Health Policy
Eleanor's research focuses on European Union health policy, exploring the changing EU health agenda, the evolution of the EU's governance instruments in this area and the tensions between national and regional health governance.
Amrit VirkLecturer, Health Policy
Amrit's research is focused on health in low- and middle-income countries, spanning work across Malaysia, India, Thailand and Sierra Leone. Prominent themes include universal health coverage, health care financing, the political economy of health reforms and health systems strengthening.
Blanca KaoPhD Student
PhD Title: How, and to what extent, are health implications taken into account in the decision-making processes within the Scottish local government? A Multiple-Case Study of Scottish Local Authorities
Mirja SjöblomPhD Student
Mirja Sjoblom is a senior economist with the World Bank’s Global Practice on Health, Nutrition and Population. Her PhD relates to the governance of primary care markets in Sweden.