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Dr Giuliano Russo

Giuliano

Lecturer in global health

Email: g.russo@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7882 3449

Profile

Giuliano Russo is a lecturer in global health at QMUL’s Centre for Primary Care and Public Health. Giuliano has over 15 years of professional experience in academia, public and private sector, having worked in the past for the University of Lisbon (Portugal), the Overseas Development Institute (UK), the Government of Mozambique, the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (Mexico), as well as for SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (Spain and the UK).

A health economist by training, his recent work has focused on pharmaceutical policy and markets in low- and middle-income countries, the economics of human resources for health, health systems in low-income settings, and on global health aid architecture, with a geographical focus on African and Latin-American countries.

Giuliano holds an MSc in health economics from the University of York, and a Doctorate in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Teaching

Medicines and pharmaceuticals (BSc)

 PhD supervision:

  • Evaluating new experiences in expanding access to medicines low- and middle-income countries.
  • Understanding health professionals' engagement in simultaneous clinical activities: motivations and impact for dual practice in low-, middle- and high-income countries.
  • Health systems in post-conflict and fragile states; how do you start reconstruction?
  • Economic slowdowns and health systems' resilience; why are they not crumbling?
  • International assistance and health; does it really work?

Research

Research Interests:

  • The impact of the economic crisis on public sector physicians in Portugal (Santander-Totta Prize; in collaboration with Nova School of Business and Economics)
  • Analysing health workforce cries in fragile states: the case of Guinea Bissau (Gulbenkian Foundation unrestricted grant)
  • Understanding nurses’ dual practice in high- and low-income context (in collaboration with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh)
  • Africa’s economic slowdown and Universal Health Coverage (in collaboration with IDS, The University of Sussex)    

Publications

Russo, Giuliano, Carlos André Pires, Julian Perelman, Luzia Gonçalves, and Pedro Pita Barros. ‘Exploring Public Sector Physicians’ Resilience, Reactions and Coping Strategies in Times of Economic Crisis; Findings from a Survey in Portugal’s Capital City Area’. BMC Health Services Research 17 (2017): 207. doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2151-1.

Guerreiro, Cátia Sá, Zulmira Hartz, Luís Sambo, Cláudia Conceição, Gilles Dussault, Giuliano Russo, Miguel Viveiros, Henrique Silveira, Pedro Pita Barros, and Paulo Ferrinho. ‘Scientific Research Policy for Health in Portugal: I - European and National Environment’. Acta Médica Portuguesa 30, no. 2 (2017): 141–47. doi:10.20344/amp.8011.

Russo, Giuliano, Enrico Pavignani, Catia Sá Guerreiro, and Clotilde Neves. ‘Can We Halt Health Workforce Deterioration in Failed States? Insights from Guinea-Bissau on the Nature, Persistence and Evolution of Its HRH Crisis’. Human Resources for Health 15 (2017): 12. doi:10.1186/s12960-017-0189-0.

Russo, Giuliano, and Gerald Bloom. ‘What Does the End of Africa’s Boom Mean for Universal Health Coverage?’ IDS Rapid Response Briefing, Institute of Development Studies, no. 16 (2017). http://www.ids.ac.uk/publication/what-does-the-end-of-africa-s-boom-mean-for-universal-health-coverage.

Russo, Giuliano, Enrico Pavignani, Catia Sá Guerreiro, and Clotilde Neves. ‘Can We Halt Health Workforce Deterioration in Failed States? Insights from Guinea-Bissau on the Nature, Persistence and Evolution of Its HRH Crisis’. Human Resources for Health 15 (2017): 12. doi:10.1186/s12960-017-0189-0. http://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12960-017-0189-0

Russo Giuliano, Inês Rego, Julian Perelman, Luzia Gonçalves and Pedro Pita-Barros. “A tale of loss of privilege, resilience and change: the impact of the economic crisis on physicians and medical services in Portugal”. Health Policy no.120 (2016): 1079-1086: DOI 10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.07.015.

McPake, Barbara, Giuliano Russo, David Hipgrave, Krishna Hort, and James Campbell. “Implications of Dual Practice for Universal Health Coverage.” Bulletin of the World Health Organization 94, no. 2 (2016): 142–46. doi:10.2471/BLT.14.151894.

Russo Giuliano, and Lícia de Oliveira. “South-South collaboration in pharmaceuticals: manufacturing Antiretroviral medicines in Mozambique”. In: Maureen Mackintosh, Geoffrey Banda, Paula Tibandebage and Watu Wamae . Making Medicines in Africa [internet]. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2015). [cited 2015 December 2]. Available from: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137546470

Russo Giuliano, Barbara McPake, Ines Fronteira, and Paulo Ferrinho. “Negotiating Markets for Health: An Exploration of Physicians’ Engagement in Dual Practice in Three African Capital Cities.” Health Policy and Planning 29, no. 6 (2014): 774–83. doi:10.1093/heapol/czt071.

Russo Giuliano, and Alex Shankland. “Brazil’s Engagement in Health Co-Operation: What Can It Contribute to the Global Health Debate?” Health Policy and Planning 29, no. 2 (2014): 266–70. doi:10.1093/heapol/czt014.

Russo Giuliano, Paulo Ferrinho, Bruno de Sousa, and Cláudia Conceição. “What Influences National and Foreign Physicians’ Geographic Distribution? An Analysis of Medical Doctors’ Residence Location in Portugal.” Human Resources for Health 10, no. 1 (2012): 12. doi:10.1186/1478-4491-10-12.

Full publications (to be drawn from PubLists)      

Perelman Julian, Russo Giuliano, Miraldo Marisa, Lourenço Alexandre. “Pay for performance in primary health care”. Edições Almedina S.A, 2016, Coimbra. Coleção: Um olhar sobr a saúde. ISBN: 9789724067810.

Russo Giuliano, Inês Rego, Julian Perelman, Luzia Gonçalves and Pedro Pita-Barros. “A tale of loss of privilege, resilience and change: the impact of the economic crisis on physicians and medical services in Portugal”. Health Policy no.120 (2016): 1079-1086: DOI 10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.07.015.

Campos-Matos, Inês, Giuliano Russo, and Julian Perelman. “Connecting the Dots on Health Inequalities – a Systematic Review on the Social Determinants of Health in Portugal.” International Journal for Equity in Health 15 (2016): 26. doi:10.1186/s12939-016-0314-z.

McPake, Barbara, Giuliano Russo, David Hipgrave, Krishna Hort, and James Campbell. “Implications of Dual Practice for Universal Health Coverage.” Bulletin of the World Health Organization 94, no. 2 (2016): 142–46. doi:10.2471/BLT.14.151894.

Russo Giuliano, and Lícia de Oliveira. “South-South collaboration in pharmaceuticals: manufacturing Antiretroviral medicines in Mozambique”. In: Maureen Mackintosh, Geoffrey Banda, Paula Tibandebage and Watu Wamae . Making Medicines in Africa [internet]. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2015). [cited 2015 December 2]. Available from: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137546470

Onwujekwe, Obinna, Nkoli Uguru, Giuliano Russo, Enyi Etiaba, Chinyere Mbachu, Tolib Mirzoev, and Benjamin Uzochukwu. “Role and Use of Evidence in Policymaking: An Analysis of Case Studies from the Health Sector in Nigeria.” Health Research Policy and Systems / BioMed Central 13, no. 1 (2015): 46. doi:10.1186/s12961-015-0049-0.

Mirzoev, T., M. Das, B. Ebenso, B. Uzochukwu, B. Rawat, L. Blok, G. Russo, B. Thepthien, and R. Huss. “Contextual Influences on the Role of Evidence in Health Policy Development: What Can We Learn from Six Policies in India and Nigeria?” Evidence and Policy, August 26, 2015. http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/89645/.

Gregório, João, Giuliano Russo, and Luís Velez Lapão. “Pharmaceutical Services Cost Analysis Using Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing: A Contribution to Improve Community Pharmacies’ Management.” Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP, August 24, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2015.08.004.

Oliveira, Charlotte, and Giuliano Russo. “Vertical Interventions and System Effects; Have We Learned Anything from Past Experiences?” The Pan African Medical Journal 21 (2015): 262. doi:10.11604/pamj.2015.21.262.6522.

Russo Giuliano, Luzia Gonçalves, Isabel Craveiro, and Gilles Dussault. “Feminization of the Medical Workforce in Low-Income Settings; Findings from Surveys in Three African Capital Cities.” Human Resources for Health 13, no. 1 (July 31, 2015): 64. doi:10.1186/s12960-015-0064-9.

Etiaba, Enyi, Nkoli Uguru, Bassey Ebenso, Giuliano Russo, Nkoli Ezumah, Benjamin Uzochukwu, and Obinna Onwujekwe. “Development of Oral Health Policy in Nigeria: An Analysis of the Role of Context, Actors and Policy Process.” BMC Oral Health 15, no. 1 (May 6, 2015): 56. doi:10.1186/s12903-015-0040-8.

Russo Giuliano, and Geoffrey Banda. “Re-Thinking Pharmaceutical Production in Africa; Insights from the Analysis of the Local Manufacturing Dynamics in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.” Studies in Comparative International Development, May 6, 2015, 1–24. doi:10.1007/s12116-015-9186-2.

McPake, Barbara, Giuliano Russo, and Fu-Min Tseng. “How Do Dual Practitioners Divide Their Time? The Cases of Three African Capital Cities.” Social Science & Medicine 122 (2014): 113–21. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.10.040.

Russo Giuliano, Lícia de Oliveira, Alex Shankland, and Tânia Sitoe. “On the Margins of Aid Orthodoxy: The Brazil-Mozambique Collaboration to Produce Essential Medicines in Africa.” Globalization and Health 10, no. 1 (2014): 70. doi:10.1186/s12992-014-0070-z.

Russo Giuliano, Bruno de Sousa, Mohsin Sidat, Paulo Ferrinho, and Gilles Dussault. “Why Do Some Physicians in Portuguese-Speaking African Countries Work Exclusively for the Private Sector? Findings from a Mixed-Methods Study.” Human Resources for Health 12 (2014): 51. doi:10.1186/1478-4491-12-51.

Cabral, Lídia, Giuliano Russo, and Julia Weinstock. “Brazil and the Shifting Consensus on Development Co-Operation: Salutary Diversions from the ‘Aid-Effectiveness’ Trail?” Development Policy Review 32, no. 2 (March 1, 2014): 179–202. doi:10.1111/dpr.12050.

Russo Giuliano, Barbara McPake, Ines Fronteira, and Paulo Ferrinho. “Negotiating Markets for Health: An Exploration of Physicians’ Engagement in Dual Practice in Three African Capital Cities.” Health Policy and Planning 29, no. 6 (2014): 774–83. doi:10.1093/heapol/czt071.

Russo Giuliano, and Alex Shankland. “Brazil’s Engagement in Health Co-Operation: What Can It Contribute to the Global Health Debate?” Health Policy and Planning 29, no. 2 (2014): 266–70. doi:10.1093/heapol/czt014.

Russo Giuliano, Lidia Cabral, and Paulo Ferrinho. “Brazil-Africa Technical Cooperation in Health: What’s Its Relevance to the Post-Busan Debate on ‘Aid Effectiveness’?” Globalization and Health 9 (2013): 2. doi:10.1186/1744-8603-9-2.

Ferrinho, Fátima, Marta Amaral, Giuliano Russo, and Paulo Ferrinho. “Purchasing Power of Civil Servant Health Workers in Mozambique.” The Pan African Medical Journal 11 (2012): 14.

Russo Giuliano, Paulo Ferrinho, Bruno de Sousa, and Cláudia Conceição. “What Influences National and Foreign Physicians’ Geographic Distribution? An Analysis of Medical Doctors’ Residence Location in Portugal.” Human Resources for Health 10, no. 1 (2012): 12. doi:10.1186/1478-4491-10-12.

McPake, Barbara, Charles Hongoro, and Giuliano Russo. “Two-Tier Charging in Maputo Central Hospital: Costs, Revenues and Effects on Equity of Access to Hospital Services.” BMC Health Services Research 11 (2011): 143. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-143.

Tyrrell, Amanda K., Giuliano Russo, Gilles Dussault, and Paulo Ferrinho. “Costing the Scaling-up of Human Resources for Health: Lessons from Mozambique and Guinea Bissau.” Human Resources for Health 8 (2010): 14. doi:10.1186/1478-4491-8-14.

Wirtz, Veronika J., Giuliano Russo, and Ma de la Luz Kageyama-Escobar. “Access to Medicines by Ambulatory Health Service Users in Mexico: An Analysis of the National Health Surveys 1994 to 2006.” Salud Pública de México 52, no. 1 (February 2010): 30–38.

Russo Giuliano, and Barbara McPake. “Medicine Prices in Urban Mozambique: A Public Health and Economic Study of Pharmaceutical Markets and Price Determinants in Low-Income Settings.” Health Policy and Planning 25, no. 1 (January 2010): 70–84. doi:10.1093/heapol/czp042.

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