School of Social and Political Science

Mark Hellowell

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Senior Lecturer

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Chrystal Macmillan Building

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Research interests

Research interests

Health Systems, Health Financing, Health Systems Resilience, Health Systems in Conflict, Democracy and Health Systems, Universal Health Coverage

Mark Hellowell is Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy Unit at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on various dimensions of health systems strengthening, mostly in the European region (covering Europe, the Caucasus and central Asia). He works with various front-line international organisations active in global health and health systems, including the World Bank, the World Health Organization, USAID, the Global Financing Facility, and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO).

Topics interested in supervising

Mark is interested in supervising qualified students in the following research areas: 

(i) universal health coverage;

(ii) the role of the private sector in health financing and/or health services; 

(iii) health systems in conflict-affected settings; and 

(iv) democracy and health systems.

Mark has a particular interest in these areas with regard to their application to the countries of eastern Europe, the Caucasus and central Asia.


Mark Hellowell is Programme Director of the BMedSci Global Health Policy. He is also Course Organiser for the on-campus and online courses in Health Systems Analysis (at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels). He holds a PhD in Global Health, an MSc in Economic Policy, an MSc in Public Policy, and a PGCert in Teaching.

His publications include the following:




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