Dr Justin Parkhurst is an Associate Professor of Global Health Policy in the LSE Department of Health Policy. He is co-director of the MSc in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing programme, and the current serving Chair of the LSE Global Health Initiative.
Dr Parkhurst recently led a 5-year programme of work on Getting Research Into Policy in Health (the GRIP-Health programme) funded by the European Research Council – which has produced a number of outputs and publications (most open access) on the politics and governance of evidence. This includes two open access books (free in electronic format):
Dr Parkhurst is also an honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a member of the Thematic Working Group on Translating Evidence into Action with Health Systems Global.
My current research interests lie in global health politics and policy, as well as the political nature of evidence use to inform policy decisions.
I am currently leading (jointly with Dr. Clare Wenham) a Wellcome Trust supported project on Building the Case for Health Sciences Research in Africa (2018-2020) and I am currently a co-investigator on the LINK-Data for Decision Making project - www.linkmalaria.org – a DFID-supported programme of work that strengthens the use of data for malaria decision-making in Africa.
My past work has looked at HIV/AIDS prevention policy, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as health systems development in low-income settings.
Many of my publications are available on LSE Research Online; or alternatively on my ResearchGate profile page (which has older publications as well).