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Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)

Dr Andrew Harmer


Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy

Centre: Primary Care and Public Health

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 2512


I am a Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy at the Centre for Global Public Health. I am the Programme Director of the Centre’s BSc Global Health.

I received my PhD in International Relations in 2006 and have been teaching and researching global health since. I have become increasingly active in the global climate change movement, both as an educator and also more directly. I am a keen blogger and ‘tweeter’ – you can read my posts at or follow me @andrew_harmer.


I am module lead for two third-year undergraduate modules: Placement in Global Health and Contemporary Issues in Global Health.


Research Interests:

My research interests are focused primarily on climate policy and communicating climate breakdown to a public audience.

Research group: Global Public Health Unit


Kennedy J, Harmer A, McCoy D (2017). The political determinants of the cholera outbreak in YemenLancet Global Health vol. 5, (10) e970-e971.

Harmer A., Missoni E., Tediosi F., and Xiao Y. (2013) BRICS without straw? A systematic review of the literature. Globalization and Health 9:15.

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

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.

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