Philipa Mladovsky is Associate Professor in International Development. Her research interests include universal health coverage, health care financing, equity in access to health care, migrant and refugee health and the impact of austerity on health systems. Her research incorporates a range of social science disciplines and methods (qualitative and quantitative) in order to understand the politics of financing and providing health care for socially excluded populations. She is especially interested in governmentality and everyday politics, analysing the frames of meaning and forms of conduct that reinforce and contest power relations among patients, health care providers and bureaucrats in diverse contexts, ranging from community-based health insurance in Senegal to mental health services for asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. Previously, she was scientific coordinator of Health Inc. (Financing health care for inclusion), a large EU-funded research project which explored how social exclusion restricts access to health services despite recent health financing reforms in Ghana, Senegal and the Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
She has worked closely with policymakers and coordinated, authored and edited several studies published by the World Health Organization and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Before joining the LSE, Philipa was a Technical Officer at the World Health Organization in Geneva. She has also worked with UNDP in Ghana on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services.
Philipa holds a PhD in Social Policy from the LSE, an MSc in Health, Population and Society from the LSE and a BA Hons in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.
Mladovsky, Philipa (2022) Mental health coverage for forced migrants: managing failure as everyday governance in the public and NGO sectors in England. Social Science & Medicine. p. 115385. ISSN 0277-9536
- Mladovsky, Philipa (2020) Fragmentation by design: universal health coverage policies as governmentality in Senegal. Social Science and Medicine, 260. ISSN 0037-7856
Mladovsky, Philipa and Bâ, Maymouna (2017) Removing user fees for health services: a multi-epistemological perspective on access inequities in Senegal Social Science and Medicine, 188. 91-99. ISSN 0277-9536
Mladovsky, Philipa and Ndiaye, Pascal and Ndiaye, Alfred and Criel, Bart (2015) The impact of stakeholder values and power relations on community-based health insurance coverage: qualitative evidence from three Senegalese case studies Health Policy and Planning, 30 (6). 768-781. ISSN 0268-1080
Mladovsky, Philipa (2014) Why do people drop out of community-based health insurance?: findings from an exploratory household survey in Senegal Social Science and Medicine, 107. 78-88. ISSN 0277-9536
Mladovsky, Philipa and Soors, Werner and Ndiaye, Pascal and Ndiaye, Alfred and Criel, Bart (2014) Can social capital help explain enrolment (or lack thereof) in community-based health insurance?: results of an exploratory mixed methods study from Senegal Social Science and Medicine, 101. 18-27. ISSN 0277-9536
Rechel, Bernd and Mladovsky, Philipa and Ingleby, David and Mackenbach, Johan P and McKee, Martin (2013) Migration and health in an increasingly diverse Europe Lancet, 381 (9873). 1235-1245. ISSN 0140-6736