Johanna Hanefeld

Assoc Prof Johanna Hanefeld

Associate Prof Health Policy and Systems
Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Current Insitution Location: United Kingdom

Phone Number:  +44 (0)20 7927 2762
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15-17 Tavistock Place; London WC1H

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise
I am currently Head of the Anthropology, Politics and Policy Group - a group of 30 + social scientists working on critical questions in global health.
As an Associate Professor in Health Policy and Systems Research, my work is situated within the field of health policy and systems and focuses on the political economy of global health. Current research is on health systems, including resilience and quality, and on the impact of medical travel and migration. It includes policy analysis on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Pakistan and Cambodia, work on trade and health including with the WTO, on governance and health inequalities. Actor power and network analysis are central themes across this programme of work, all my research is empirical and most of it has been situated in low and middle income countries. I also have an active interest in the development of policy analysis methods.
My background is diverse: a policy analyst by training, I worked on HIV and AIDS, initially for the Panos Institute based in Zambia, as HIV researcher for Amnesty International and on health equity and social determinants for WHO. I continue an active engagement with WHO on health policy and equity.
I was co-founder and remain an active member of the SHaPeS working group of Health Systems' Global which aims to bring together social science approaches for research and engagement in health policy & systems.
Together with colleagues Dr Dina Balabanova and Dr Susannah Mayhew I convene the health systems working group at LSHTM.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories
International/Cross-Border Migration
International migrant workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
International students (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Nomads (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
A global research agenda on migration, mobility, and health Johanna Hanefeld, Jo Vearey, and Neil Lunt
Medical tourism: a cost or benefit to the NHS? Johanna Hanefeld
Medical tourism in Thailand: a cross-sectional study Thinakorn Noree, Johanna Hanefeld, and Richard Smith
Understanding healthcare and population mobility in southern Africa: The case of South Africa H. L. Walls, J. Vearey, M. Modisenyane, C. M. Chetty-Makkan, S. Charalambous, R. D. Smith, and J. Hanefeld
Exploring the migration profiles of primary healthcare users in South Africa J. Vearey, T. de Gruchy, M. Kamndaya, H.L. Walls, C.M. Chetty-Makkan, and J. Hanefeld