LSHTM staff based in Thailand

Professor Richard Coker



James, portraitDr James Rudge, Lecturer



Aronrag, portraitDr Aronrag Meeyai, Research Fellow



Marco Marco Liverani, Lecturer



Gig, portraitPornpatsorn Seastrand, Research Administrator


LSHTM staff with research projects in Thailand

KaraProfessor Kara Hanson, Head of GHD and Professor of Health System Economics


DinaDr Dina Balabanova, Senior Lecturer in Health Systems/Policy



Professor Susanne MacGregor, Professor of Social Policy


Professor Lucy Gilson, Professor of Health Policy and Systems

Research Projects in Thailand

Current projects:
♦ Resilient and Response Health Systems (RESYST) ♦
RESYST is an international research consortium which aims to enhance the resilience and responsiveness of health systems to promote health and health equity and reduce poverty. It is funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development. RESYST conducts health policy and systems research in Africa and Asia to promote health and health equity and reduce poverty.

The aim is to achieve geographical coverage of health services in all locations… read more

Head of project : Kara Hanson and Lucy Gilson
Contact the RESYST project here

♦ Good Health at Low Cost ♦
This project updated the seminal 1985 Rockefeller Foundation report of the same title, which showed that some low and middle income countries could achieve good health outcomes despite spending relatively little on their health systems. LSHTM took a fresh look at this issue, reviewing what had happened to the countries in the original study but also adding five more: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Tamil Nadu and Thailand.

This work, published in the Lancet, has provided fresh insights into the importance of effective institutions, innovation and country ownership in catalysing improvements in health… read more

Please visit the project website here
To watch the Thai GHLC film click here
Head of the project: Dina Balabanova

♦ Towards Universal Social Security in Emerging Economies: Process, Institutions and Actors ♦
The project analyses the efforts of selected emerging economies to move towards universal provision of social security, with a focus on health care and income support. It provides a comparative analysis of the political, economic and social drivers of, and constraints on, the extension of social security to all, and draws out the implications for poverty reduction, equity, growth and democracy… read more

Project researcher: Susanne MacGregor

Past Projects:
♦ The AsiaFluCap Project ♦
Operational planning to implement strategic pandemic influenza plans remains a major challenge. This project will help ensure resources are deployed effectively and efficiently in countries in Asia in the event of a pandemic. To date, an important challenge has been that there is no universally accepted, organised method for evaluating preparedness… read more

Head of the project: Richard Coker
Contact the AsiaFluCap project here

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