Dr Justin Parkhurst is an Associate Professor of Global Health Policy and Deputy Head of Department (Teaching) 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’s research interests lie in global health politics and policy, as well as the political nature of evidence use to inform policy decisions. He 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. He also recently led (jointly with Dr Clare Wenham) a Wellcome Trust supported project on Building the Case for Health Sciences Research in Africa (2018-2020). Past work includes serving as a co-investigator on the recently completed 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, and work on health systems development and on HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Programme Co-Director, MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing
Co-Director, MPhil/PhD Health Policy and Health Economics
HP401 Introduction to Health Policy and Politics
HP405 Social Determinants of Health
HP500 Advanced Health Policy and Health Economics (MPhil/PhD course)
Current Chair, LSE Global Health Initiative
Honorary Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Thematic Working Group on Translating Evidence into Action, Health Systems Global