Dr Philipa  Mladovsky

Dr Philipa Mladovsky

Associate Professor in International Development

Department of International Development

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Key Expertise
Comparative health policy, Universal Health Coverage, migrant health

About me

(Sabbatical 2023/24)

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.

A list of Dr Mladovsky’s publications with live links can be found here

Selected Publications

Expertise Details

European health systems; Ghana; India; Senegal; community health insurance; comparative health policy; developing countries; financial crisis; health financing; migrant health; social capital; social exclusion