In October 2007, the Centre on Global Change and Health,
with funding from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
at the University of British Columbia, co-sponsored a two
day research workshop to explore the relationship between Civil
Society and Global Health Governance. It was agreed that an important
output from the Workshop should be a website where scholars with
an interest in Global Health Governance – broadly defined
– could upload short biographies, contact details and research
interests. This webpage aims to fulfil that objective, and function
as an information and network hub for new and experienced researchers
active in this field.
Alexia has a B.A. in European Studies from Trinity College Dubliln,
Ireland; a Diplome de Sciences Politiques from IEP Strasbourg, France;
and an M.A. in European Studies from the University of Hanover,
Germany. She is currently working towards her PhD at the University
of Muenster, Germany.
Alexia has worked with the NGO IFES-democracy at large based in
Washington, DC; for the Science Program imageIHDP (International
Human Dimensions Programme of Global Environmental Change) in Bonn;
and with the imageIsabela Oceanographic Institute on the Galapagos
Her research Interests include: CSOs and Global Health; Global Health
as agenda item phenomenon; and human security issues.
Andrew is an independent global health policy analyst with a background
in Politics and International Relations. He has a specialist interest
in global health partnerships and initiatives; global health governance;
and health systems strengthening.
He has provided consultancy expertise for HLSP, London; the Overseas
Development Institute, London; and the Institute for Tropical Medicine,
Antwerp. Andrew also has complementary research interests in civil
society and global governance, and has recently completed a study
of civil society in East Timor. He is a Distance Learning Tutor
Alexandra has been an Associate Member of the Institute for World
Society Studies at the University of Bielefeld since 2006, and contributor
and Editorial Assistant of the Global Social Policy Digest since
2005. She has a PhD from the University of Sheffield, Department
of Sociological Studies; a European Masters in Social Security (EMSS)
from the Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium; and a Diploma in
Political Science from Berlin and Marburg, Germany.
Her research interests are: global social policy; global health
policy; international organisations; global governance; and health
Ronald Labonte holds a Canada Research Chair in Globalization
and Health Equity at the Institute of Population Health; and Professor
in the Faculty of Medicine, at University of Ottawa. Ron's present
work focuses on the health equity impacts of contemporary globalization.
This has included reviews of globalization/health analytical frameworks
undertaken for the World Health Organization, an ongoing study of
G8 health and development commitments, policy measures to mitigate
the negative health impacts of global health worker migration, the
impacts of globalization on the health of Canadians and participatory
research to advance comprehensive primary health care in many parts
of the world.
Most recently, he chaired the Globalization Knowledge Network for
the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants
of Health. Prior to his work in global health, Dr. Labonte worked,
consulted and published extensively on health promotion, empowerment
and health, and community development for over twenty years, including
15 years employment with provincial and local Canadian governments.
David’s research interests include analysis of global health
institutions as part of advocacy work of NGOs, and the Peoples Health
Movement in particular. He is managing editor of the Global health
Contact: Centre for International Health and Development University
College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH. Tel: +44 (0)20
7905 2779; Fax: +44 (0)207 404 2062.
Emily is a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford’s
Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown
University Law Center. Her research pertains to the issue of governance
in access to essential medicines. In a recent internship at the
World Health Organization, she worked with the Dept. of Ethics,
Trade, Human Rights and Health Law and the Secretariat for Public
Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property. Emily is a graduate
of the University of Pennsylvania (BAS in Health Care Systems, Master
of Government Administration, and Master of Bioethics) and the University
of Oxford (MSt Law).
Jennifer Prah Ruger
Dr Pruger is an assistant professor at Yale University at the School
of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences and Adjunct faculty at the Law School.
She is Co-Director of the Yale-WHO Collaborating Centre for Health
Promotion, Policy and Research and Senior Research Fellow at the
MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
Her research interests include: health economics and ethics on
the political economy of health and include health financing and
insurance; health, health systems, and economic development; the
economic evaluation of addiction programs and emergency and humanitarian
services; health and social justice; global health justice; and
global health governance.
Mike is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Centre for International
Health and Development, UCL. Formerly director of global health
charity Medact and co-editor of first Global Health Watch report.
He is interested in interaction of global health agencies; international
policies on commercialisation of health care; responses to health
worker migration; teaching on global health issues.
Mike is currently working on World Bank health policies and editing
the textbook component of a distance learning course on conflict,
peace and health (http://www.medicalpeacework.org)
Simon is a lecturer in the Department of International Politics
at Aberystwyth University, where he is a part of the Centre for
Health and International Relations. His research interests are focussed
around issues of health and security, health and conflict and Global
Health Governance. He also teaches and publishes on the United Nations.
Contact: Centre for Health and International Relations, Department
of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth,