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Dr Matthew Harris

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Matthew is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health, jointly appointed between the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, and the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, and he is an Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine in the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.  Prior to joining Imperial College London, Matthew worked for several years as a Primary Care physician in Brazil, as a WHO Polio Consultant in Ethiopia, as an HIV Technical Consultant in Mozambique and as a Global Health Advisor to the UK Department of Health. Matthew has been an advisor to the Pan-American Health Organization on issues related to health policy in Brazil and an Expert Witness at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He is a former US Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy and Practice (2014-15).

Matthew’s research is on bidirectional learning between the NHS and low-income countries and he has been a passionate advocate for the adoption of frugal healthcare technologies into the NHS, particularly exploring the role of International Health Partnerships as enablers of this process. His research has appeared in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal, International Journal of Integrated Care, Globalization and Health, BMJ Quality and Safety, Qualitative Health Research, Administration and Society, and Public Administration and Development.