2019 International Health Congress                             26th - 28th June 2019                                                     

The Invited Keynote Speakers for the 2019 include:

Susanna Dunachie

Department of Tropical Medicine, Oxford

Susanna Dunachie is a Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician conducting research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and the interaction between diabetes and global infection. Since 2011 she has established a research programme in Thailand on the host respone to bacterial pathogens including Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis), Orientia tsutsugamushi (scrub typhus) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB), based at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok. Through this work she developed a special interest in the interaction between diabetes and global infections including melioidosis, TB and dengue. Prof Dunachie is now the clinical microbiologist for the Global Burden of Disease Antimicrobial Resistance project (GBD-AMR) which is an Oxford-based collaboration with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at University of Washington in Seattle. This project, which is funded by The Fleming Fund, The Wellcome Trust and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks to collect and share data to map and estimate the global burden of morbidity and mortality caused by AMR.

Professor Martin Knapp

Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science

Martin Knapp is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is also Director of the School for Social Care Research, a position he has held since the School was established by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in 2008. His main research interests are in the areas of social care, child and adult mental health, dementia and autism, with much of his work using economic arguments and evidence to inform policy discussion and influence practice development.


Professor Paul McCrone

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

Professor Paul McCrone is a health economist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London), where he has worked for 26 years after having previously worked at the University of Kent. Currently he is Director of King’s Health Economics. He has worked on a large number of economic studies in health and social care. Currently he is involved in evaluations in psychiatry, neurology and palliative care. He also teaches health economics to Masters level students, supervises PhD students, and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals. He is also involved in policy discussions around health funding and is Co-Director of the NIHR-funded Mental Health Policy Research Unit.

Professor Patrick Maxwell

School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

Professor Patrick Maxwell is currently Regius Professor of Physic and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1983 with First Class Honours in Physiological Sciences. Subsequently, he did his clinical training at St Thomas’ Hospital where he won the Mead Medal in Medicine and the Cheselden Medal in Surgery.The principal thrust of his research is in transcriptional control of genes by oxygen. He has worked on this for over twenty years, initially in Oxford and then as Professor of Nephrology at Imperial College before moving to UCL in 2008 as Professor of Medicine and then Dean of Medical Sciences. His research programme has received substantial national and international recognition and has considerable potential for translation into new therapies for patients.In 2003 with three other scientists, he set up ReOx, an Oxford University spin-out company which ultimately aims to develop medicines from these discoveries.Professor Maxwell is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge.

The Regius Professor of Physic is Head of the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge and Director of Cambridge University Health Partners, the Academic Health Sciences Centre for Cambridge.

Professor Elio Riboli

Imperial College

Elio Riboli holds an M.D. degree and an MPH from the University of Milan and a MSc in Epidemiology from Harvard University. His career started at the National Institute of Cancer in Milan. In 1983 he joined the International Agency for Research on Cancer of WHO. In 1990 he initiated the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), a large population-based cohort designed to investigate the role of diet, nutrition and metabolic factors in the aetiology of cancer and other chronic diseases. In 2006, he moved to Imperial College where he became the first Director of the Imperial School of Public Health (2008-2017) and continued his research in the field of nutritional epidemiology of cancer. He has contributed to the development of international collaborative projects between large cohorts and has extended his interests into the role of behavioural and metabolic factors in NCDs and life expectancy. He has contributed to over 900 publications.

Professor Craig Moran

Kings College London

Craig Morgan is Professor of Social Epidemiology and Head of the Health Service and Population Research Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He has previously held a MRC Special Training Fellowship in Health Services Research, and completed his PhD in Social Psychiatry, at the Institute of Psychiatry. His research is focused on social and cultural influences on the onset, course and outcome of mental disorders, particularly during adolescence, and he has led multi-country programmes on these topics, funded by, among others, the MRC, Wellcome Trust, and European Union. He has published over 150 academic papers on these topics, and edited two books, Society and Psychosis, published by Cambridge University Press, and Principles of Social Psychiatry, published by Wiley-Blackwell. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

University of  Birmingham

Professor Mark Exworthy a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. He  has previously held posts at Southampton University, London School of Economics (LSE), University College London (UCL), Oxford Brookes and Royal Holloway University of London. He was also a Harkness Fellow in health care policy, based at University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) (funded by the Commonwealth Fund of New York). Mark is also currently a Visiting Professor at the University of California-San Francisco. His interests lie on the decentralisation in health care organisations, implementation relating to policies to tackle health inequalities and managerialism in healthcare organisations.

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