Dr Rocco Friebel

Dr Rocco Friebel

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Policy

+44 (0)20 7955 5489
Room No
OLD 1.07
Office Hours
Friday 13:30 - 16:00
Connect with me

English, French, German
Key Expertise
Quality of Care, Health Service Reorganisations, Universal Health Coverage

About me

Dr Rocco Friebel is Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development. He is Director of the Executive MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences, and teaches courses in Health Economics and Evidence Review and Synthesis for Decision Making.

He specialises in the assessment of quality of care delivered by health systems around the world. His research investigates the provision of publicly funded private health care, its implications for health system finances and quality of care for patients. In his work he assesses whether public-private partnerships could help support countries to navigate their path towards Universal Health Coverage by 2030.  

Dr Friebel received a PhD from Imperial College London, and an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York. Before joining the Department of Health Policy, he worked as a Senior Analyst for the Health Foundation. Dr Friebel currently acts as an adviser to a number of national and international institutions, including the Global Fund.


Current research

The impact of private healthcare on quality of care in England.
Cross country comparison (England, United States, Chile, and India) on the impact of private healthcare paid for from public funds.
Review of fiscal and pricing policies to improve public health across OECD countries.
HIV stigma and its impact on access to health services in South Africa and Zambia.





PhD, Imperial College London, 2018
MSc, University of York, 2014



Programme Director, Executive MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences
HP407 Evidence Review and Synthesis for Decision Making
HP420 Health Economics


External affiliations

The Center for Global Development, Washington DC


Other professional activities

American Society of Health Economics
UK Health Economists’ Study Group
International Health Economics Association
Imperial Health Economics Group
Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts


Expertise Details

quality of care; bed occupancy rates; stroke care; health service centralisation; universal health coverage; financial incentives; readmission rates; National Health Service; staffing levels