PROF Barbara McPake

PROF Barbara McPake


  • Economics of Health Systems (Asia Pacific Africa Latin-America)



  • Health economist specialising in health policy and systems research. 30 years’ experience in these areas based in four university departments. Currently Director, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne and one of two Research Directors of ‘ReBUILD’ a UK Department for International Development funded Research Programme Consortium on health systems development.. Formerly, Director, Institute for International Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (2005-2014) Programme Director, Health Systems Development Knowledge Programme (also funded by DFID) (2001-6) and Head of Health Policy Unit (2001-4) at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Extensive research degree supervision and other postgraduate teaching experience. Extensive international experience in health systems research and policy analysis and advice to UN agencies and low and middle income country governments.   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Wales - College of Medicine, Cardiff 1993
  • BA (Hons), University of York 1983