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Andrew Harmer, Lecturer Global Health Policy

Andrew

Email: a.harmer@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7882 2512

Profile

I am a lecturer in Global Health Policy in the Global Health and Innovation Unit, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health. I co-coordinate the BSc Global Health, with specific responsibility for Yr 3 students. I have a PhD in International Relations from the University of Southampton, and have taught at the University of Edinburgh, Bocconi University (Milan), and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I have led and coordinated a number of consultancy projects for leading development organisations on subjects including maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, and global health partnerships. I have published in leading global health journals, most recently on the BRICS economies and global health.

Summary

Research Interests: Global health policy; international relations; international development; climate change; political theory

Teaching

I jointly coordinate the BSc Global Health with my colleague Dr Meg Clinch. I am module lead for two 3rd yr BSc Global Health modules: Placement in Global Health; Global Health Dissertation.

Topics for PhD supervision:
Health impacts of climate change; politics and power in global health; global health and development; global health and politics.

Research

Research Interests:

I have two current research interests: a theoretical investigation into global health and power; and developing metrics for measuring the health effects of climate change.

Publications

Biesma RG, Brugha R, Harmer A, Walsh A, Spicer N, Walt G. (2009) The effects of global health initiatives on country health systems: a review of the evidence from HIV/AIDS control. Health Policy and Planning 24(4):239-52.

Buse, K. & Harmer, A. (2007) The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Global Health Partnerships: Practice and Potential.  Social Science and Medicine 64(2): 259-271.

Journal articles

Harmer, A., Lee, K. and Perry N. (2015) Global health education in the United Kingdom: A review of university undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses. Public Health 129: 797-809.

Harmer, A. and Buse K (2014) The BRICS – A paradigm shift in global health? Contemporary Politics 20(2): 127-145.

Harmer A (2014) Democracy - The real 'ghost in the machine' of global health policyInternational Journal of Health Policy & Management 3(3):149-50.

Gautier, L., Harmer A., Missoni E., Tediosi F. (2014) Reforming the World Health Organisation: what influence do the BRICS wield? Contemporary Politics 20(2): 163-181

Harmer, A (2014) The BRICS countries: A new force in global health? Bulletin of the World Health Organization 92:394-395.

Balabanova, D., Mills, A., Conteh, L., Harmer, A et. al. (2013) Good Health at Low Cost 25 years on: lessons for the future of health systems strengthening, The Lancet 381: 2118–33

Harmer A., Missoni E., Tediosi F., and Xiao Y. (2013) BRICS without straw? A systematic review of the literature. ­Globalization and Health 9:1 

Harmer A, Dania F, Conteh L (2013) The BRICS: What is their contribution to Global Health? A Global Village 9

Harmer, A., Spicer, N., Rukhadze, N., Bogdan, D., Samiev, A. and Murzalieva, G. (2012) Global Fund support for civil society advocacy: meaningful engagement or ‘a lot of jabber about nothing’?  Health Policy and Planning

Spicer, N., Bogdan, D., Brugha, R., Harmer, A., Murzalieva, G., and Semigina, T.  (2011) ‘It’s risky to walk in the city with syringes’: understanding access and utilisation of HIV services by intravenous drug users in the former Soviet Union, Globalization and Health, 7:22.

Spicer, N., Harmer, A. Aleshkina J Bogdan D Chkhatarashvili K Murzalieva G Rukhadze N Samiev A Walt G (2011) Circus monkeys or change agents? Civil society advocacy for HIV/AIDS in adverse policy environments. Social Science and Medicine 73(12): 1748-55.

Lee K and Harmer A (2010) Ten years of GAVI: Achievements and Challenges. British Medical Journal, 340:c2004

Spicer N, Harmer A, Aleshkina J et al (2010) National and subnational HIV/AIDS coordination: Are global health initiatives closing the gap between intent and practice? Globalization and Health, 6 (3)

Harmer A (2010) Understanding change in global health policy: ideas, discourse and networks. Global Public Health, 1-16.

Harmer A and Frith R (2009), Walking Together Towards Independence: A Civil Society Perspective on the United Nations’ Administration of East Timor, 1999-2002, Global Governance 15 (2): 239-258.

Biesma RG, Brugha R, Harmer A, Walsh A, Spicer N, Walt G. (2009) The effects of global health initiatives on country health systems: a review of the evidence from HIV/AIDS control. Health Policy and Planning 24(4):239-52.

Buse, K. & Harmer, A. (2007) The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Global Health Partnerships: Practice and Potential.  Social Science and Medicine 64(2): 259-271.

Buse, K. & Harmer, A. (2004) Power to the Partners: The Politics of Public-Private Partnerships. Development, 47(2), 49-57

Book chapters

Harmer, A and Spicer, N (2014) ‘The impact that development of public-private partnerships have had on health systems and national economies’, in Anthony Culver (ed.) Encyclopedia of Health Economics. London: Elsevier.

Harmer, A. (2013) ‘Global health education in the UK: A review’, in Fabrizio Tediosi et al (eds.) Global Health Education. EGEA.

Harmer, A. (2011) ‘Improving the lives of ‘half the sky’ – how political, economic and social factors affect the health of women and their children’, in Dina Balabanova (ed.) Good Health at Low Cost’ 25 years on - What makes a successful health system? London: LSHTM and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Harmer A and Bruen C (2011) ‘GAVI Alliance: Innovation in Transnational Governance and Financing for Health’, in Thomas Hale and David Held Handbook of Transnational Governance Innovation, London: Polity Press.

Walt, G., Buse, K. and Harmer, A. (2011) ‘Cooperation and global public health’, in Michael. M. Merson, Richard. Black, and Anne Mills (eds), International Public Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems and Policies. London: James and Bartlett.

Harmer A and Buse K (2009), ‘Global Health Partnerships: The Mosh-Pit of Global Health Governance’, in Buse, K., Hein, W. & Drager, N (2009) Making Sense of Global Health Governance: The Policy Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan

Peoples’ Health Movement et al (2008) Global Health Watch 2: An Alternative World health Report, Zed Books. Contributing author.

Consultancy Reports

Harmer A and Ranganathan M (2012) Lifecycle Linkages: Identifying inter-sector synergies to maximise development outcomes for women and girls in India. London: HLSP

Harmer A (2008) International Health Partnership (IHP+) Country Health Sector Teams: A Literature Review, London: HLSP

Conway S, Harmer A and Spicer N (2008) External Review of the International Health Partnership + Related Initiatives, Responsible Action, Johannesburg, South Africa

Harmer, A. (2008) International Health Partnership (IHP+): Country Health Sector Teams. London, HLSP.

Harmer, A. (2005) Global Health Partnerships as New Players in the Global Health Arena: An International Relations Perspective. Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp.

Druce, N, & Harmer, A. (2004) The Determinants of Effectiveness: Partnerships that Deliver - A Review of the GHP and Business Literature. London, HLSP.

 

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