Global Health

Our global health research and teaching places international public health within a health systems perspective.

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We work across a wide range of health systems to produce research which

  • uses realist evaluation and realist synthesis to explain effectiveness in the context of social, environmental, economic, and political determinants of health
  • uses transdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving, with the aim of collectively analyzing issues and developing solutions across a range of institutions, sectors and systems
  • aims to develop and strengthen partnerships across low-, middle- and high-income countries
  • uses participatory, action-oriented research to facilitate the co-development of evidence relevant to policymakers across different countries
  • evaluates the implementation of policies and interventions, producing results that can be used to improve health systems.

The team

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.