This is an archived website and the content is no longer updated.

Project: Centre on Global Change and Health
About us
Media Coverage

Last updated
Designed by Adrian Cousins
Maintained by Ela Gohil

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Global Health Governance Research Network

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.

Resources and Links

  • Listserve archive.

  • Blog.

Researchers in the Network

Alexia Duten

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 Islands.

Her research Interests include: CSOs and Global Health; Global Health as agenda item phenomenon; and human security issues.


Andrew Harmer

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 at LSHTM.


Alexandra Kaasch

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 systems


Ronald Labonte

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 McCoy

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 Watch (

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 Mok

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 Rowson

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 (


Simon Rushton

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, SY23 3FE.