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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Andreas Papamichail


Lecturer in Global Health

Centre: Centre for Public Health & Policy



I joined Queen Mary in September 2019 and worked as a Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations until April 2023, when I moved the Centre for Public Health and Policy. In the Centre for Public Health and Policy, I am the Deputy MSc Director for the MSc in Global Public Health and Policy and the module lead for Applied Research Methods.

I have previously worked as a Teaching Fellow and Postdoctoral Research Associate at King’s College London, and I obtained my PhD from the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews in 2018. While completing my PhD, I worked as a consultant for the Regional Network on Equity in Health in Southern Africa on several projects focusing on health in eastern and southern Africa. At King’s, I worked with colleagues across institutions in the UK, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Turkey on the R4HC-MENA research partnership.

Both my teaching and research interests span across International Relations and Global Health, with a primary focus on global health security and global health governance. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and, while at King’s, won a university-wide award for inclusive education.


Research Interests:

My research interests sit at the interface of International Relations and Global Health, with a focus on global health governance and global health security, broadly speaking. I am generally interested in critical approaches to global health governance and examining the adverse (intended or unintended) effects of global health policy, especially on minoritized communities.

My most recent article, in International Affairs, examines the effects of COVID-19 on international order by examining the racialized consequences of the pandemic and the global response to it, and I am currently working with Professor Sophie Harman on a book on global health governance more broadly, as well as a single-authored monograph on the politics of humanitarian intervention. I have also researched on global health research partnerships, the ethics of different approaches to security, and cosmopolitan political theory, and continue to work on and with some of these issues and theories.


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Featured publications

Papamichail, A. (2023) ‘Reinscribing global hierarchies: COVID-19 , racial capitalism and the liberal international order’, International Affairs, 99(4), pp. 1673–1691.

Harman, S. & A. Papamichail (2023) ‘Global health governance’ in T. Weiss and R. Wilkinson (eds.) International Organization and Global Governance (Routledge: Abingdon; New York, NY), pp. 750-762.

Papamichail, A. (2021) ‘The global politics of health security before, during, and after COVID-19’, Ethics & International Affairs, 35 (3): 467-481.

Bowsher, G., A. Papamichail, N. El Achi, B. Roberts, R. Sullivan, & P. Patel (2019) ‘Research capacity strengthening for health in conflict: A review of lessons from low and middle-income countries’, Globalization and Health, 15: 23.

Papamichail, A. & H. Partis-Jennings (2016) ‘Why common humanity? Framing the Responsibility to Protect as a common response’, International Politics, 53 (1): 83-100.

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