Dr Justin Parkhurst

Dr Justin Parkhurst

Associate Professor of Global Health Policy

Department of Health Policy

020 7955 7540
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COW 2.08
Office Hours
Tuesday 15.00-16.30 MT, Thursday 15.00-1630 LT
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Key Expertise
Global Health Policy, Evidence and Policy

About me

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):

The Politics of Evidence: From Evidence Based Policy to the Good Governance of Evidence (Routledge 2017)

Evidence Use in Health Policy Making: An International Public Policy Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan 2018)


Current research

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 is currently leading (jointly with Dr Clare Wenham) a Wellcome Trust supported project on Building the Case for Health Sciences Research in Africa (2018-2020). He was also 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.

His past research has looked at HIV/AIDS prevention policy, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as health systems development in low-income settings.

Publications are available on LSE Research Online; or alternatively on ResearchGate which has older publications as well.



DPhil Sociology and Social Policy, University of Oxford
MPhil Development Studies, University of Oxford
BSc Civil Engineering and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania



Co-Programme Director, MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing
HP401 Introduction to Health Policy and Politics
HP405 Social Determinants of Health


LSE Affiliations

Current Chair, LSE Global Health Initiative


External affiliations

Honorary Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Thematic Working Group on Translating Evidence into Action, Health Systems Global


Expertise Details

global health policy; health policy and politics; evidence and policy; HIV/AIDS; maternal health; health systems; health and development