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Dr Jonathan Filippon, RN, PhD


Teaching Fellow



Jonathan Filippon is a Registered Nurse graduated at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Jonathan holds a MSc by the University of Sao Paulo (USP/Brazil) and a PhD in Public Health at Queen Mary & University of London which focused on access to health and healthcare services. He has worked in clinical settings in South America and in the UK, mostly with public health services management, mental health and primary care.

His research spams from humanisation of healthcare, mental health, health services and health inequalities with a specific interest in mixed methods research and collaborative thinking between different streams of knowledge like social sciences, anthropology and political science.


Health Systems, Policy and Practice; Anthropology of Global Health


Research Interests:

Jonathan has recently been dedicating his research to health systems, developing  and studying indicators that associate equity of access to health with health needs. His focus is mainly on the socioeconomic redistributive aspect of health systems as a key aspect of social change.


Filippon, Jonathan, Giovanella, Ligia, Konder, Mariana, & Pollock, Allyson M.. (2016). "Liberalizing" the English National Health Service: background and risks to healthcare entitlement. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 32(8), e00034716. Epub August 29, 2016. (

Filippon, Jonathan. Slow and costly access to anonymised patient data impedes academic research. BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 25 September 2015)


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