Division: Institute for Global Health and Development

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Professor Barbara McPake (BA, PhD) is a Professor in the Institute for Global Health and Development.

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  • Research Publications
  • Funded Projects

Barbara McPake is a health economist specialising in health policy and systems research. She has more than 28 years’ experience in these areas based in four university departments.  

She is 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.  

She was formerly:

  • Director, Institute for Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (2005-2014)  
  • Programme Director, Health Systems Development Knowledge Programme (also funded by DFID) (2001-6)
  • Head of Health Policy Unit (2001-4) at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Please see my research publications in eResearch – Queen Margaret University’s repository

Research Grants & Contracts Funding:

Project: ReBUILD - Research for building pro-poor health systems during the recovery from conflict.      

ReBUILD’s overall purpose is to contribute towards improved access of the poor to effective health care and reduced health costs burdens, through the production and uptake of a coherent body of high quality, policy-relevant new research on health systems financing and human resources in post-conflict countries.


University School of Public Health, Uganda,

Biomedical Training and Research Institute, Zimbabwe,

College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Sierra Leone,

Cambodia Development Resource Institute, Cambodia,

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK.