Dr Charles Ebikeme

Dr Charles Ebikeme

Policy Officer

Department of Health Policy

020 7852 3795
Room No
COW 4.03
English, French
Key Expertise
health policy; neglected diseases; urban health

About me

Dr Charles Ebikeme is a Policy Officer in the Department of Health Policy.

Charles’ previous research has focused on drug development for neglected tropical diseases, most notably African sleeping sickness. Prior to joining LSE, Charles has worked at the intersection of research and policy, focusing on mainstreaming health into sustainable development topics such as climate change and urbanisation.

Charles is currently part of the LSE team working on the African Health Observatory - Platform on Health Systems & Policies (AHOP). The partnership includes WHO’s African Health Observatory, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and leading research institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal, with further expansion planned. The Platform seeks to promote evidence-informed policy-making in the African region by synthesising existing research and generating new evidence on health systems performance. 

Charles is also a policy fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy. Charles is a writer and commentator on science, policy, and global health issues. His work has appeared in The Guardian alongside other outlets.


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PhD, University of Glasgow
MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
BSc, University College London

Expertise Details

health policy; neglected diseases; urban health