Philipa is Assistant Professor in International Development. Her research interests include universal health coverage, health care financing, equity in access to health care, migrant health and the impact of the financial crisis on health systems. Between 2011 and 2014 she was the scientific coordinator of Health Inc. (Financing health care for inclusion), a three-year EU funded research project which explored how social exclusion restricts access to health services despite recent health financing reforms in Ghana, Senegal and the Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. She has also coordinated, authored and edited several studies published by the World Health Organization and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Philipa completed a PhD at the LSE, focusing on community-based health insurance and social capital in Senegal. This research was part of a collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp.
Before joining the LSE, 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 has an MSc from the LSE in Health, Population and Society and a BA Hons in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.
For a full list of Philipa's publications, please see her LSE Research Online page.