Mr George A Wharton

Mr George A Wharton

Associate Professor (Education)

Department of Health Policy

020 7107 5488
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Office Hours
Thursday 12:15-13:45
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English, Greek
Key Expertise
Int Health Systems & Fin,Health Diplomacy,NHS Pol & Mgmt,Int Partnerships

About me

George is Associate Professor (Education) of Health Policy, with an academic background in International Relations (BSc, LSE) and Health Policy (MSc, Imperial). George’s work focusses on a broad range of themes in comparative international health policy.

George began his career at an investment bank before joining the UK Civil Service, working in a variety of policy delivery roles before joining Healthcare UK, a government agency which promotes the UK’s health and life sciences sectors overseas. As COO, he managed the organisation’s launch and its programme of work in its first three years, working with partners across sectors in the UK, governments and health care providers around the world to develop international health care collaborations. George went on to join Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, as Head of International Business Development before joining LSE in 2018 with the launch of the Department of Health Policy, on the Professionally Qualified Faculty scheme.

At LSE, George teaches and mentors MSc students in international health policy and financing, directs the Executive MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management, and works on a variety of teaching, research and advisory partnerships, including the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (

He has consulted and written for national governments, international organisations, philanthropic foundations and industry bodies, and has co-authored articles on health systems and policies in the BMJ and The Lancet, among others. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Healthcare Management, and is a Board Trustee of the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, a charity which provides leading-edge radiology services at the NHS Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.


HP400 Financing Health Care (course leader)HP401 Introduction to Health Policy and Politics (seminars)HP402 Measuring Health System Performance (seminars)HP4A1E Financing Health Care (course leader)HP4A2E Health Administration and Management (course leader)

Expertise Details

Int Health Systems & Fin; Health Diplomacy; NHS Pol & Mgmt; Int Partnerships