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Barbara McPake is a health economist specialising in health policy and health systems research. She has 25 years experience in these areas based in three UK university departments. She is currently Director, Institute for International Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh 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 (2001-6) Programme Director, Health Systems Development Knowledge Programme (also funded by DFID).

She has extensive research degree supervision and other postgraduate teaching experience and extensive international experience in health systems research and policy analysis and advice to UN agencies and low and middle income country governments.

Her areas of interest include: economics of health systems, health financing policy and equity, human resources for health, contracts involving the public health sector , hospital reform ,ARV treatment programmes and health systems.

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