Philipa is a Research Fellow in Health Policy, LSE Health and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Deputy Editor of Globalization and Health. Her research interests include health care financing, equity in access to health care, migrant health, human resources for health and the impact of the financial crisis on health systems. She is coordinator, author and editor of several European Observatory studies and HiT health system reviews. She is also scientific coordinator of Health Inc. (Financing health care for inclusion), a three-year EU funded research project launched in 2011 which explores how social exclusion restricts access to health services despite recent health financing reforms in Ghana, Senegal and the Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Philipa is currently working towards her PhD in health financing in low-income countries, with a particular focus on community-based health insurance in Senegal. This research is part of a collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. Before joining LSE Health, Philipa was a Technical Officer at the World Health Organization in Geneva. She has also worked with UNDP in Ghana on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services. She obtained her MSc from LSE in Health, Population and Society in 2005. In 2001 she completed an honours BA in Social Anthropology at Cambridge University.
For a full list of Philipa's publications, please see her LSE Research Online page.