Professor Kara Hanson

RSTMH Trustee

Kara Hanson joined RSTMH as Trustee in September 2014 and was re-elected in September 2017.

She is Professor of Health System Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at LSHTM. Her research interests focus on how best to organise and finance the health system to ensure that priority public health services are available to those who need them.

She has particularly focused on the economics of delivering malaria interventions, including insecticide treated nets, subsidised ACTs, and malaria prevention in pregnancy. She also works on the role of the private sector in health systems.

From 2010-2018 she co-directed RESYST, a DFID-funded research consortium focusing on health system financing, health workforce and governance and accountability. She was the founding director of the Centre for Health Economics in London (CHIL), and is an elected board member of the International Health Economics Association.

Kara was co-editor of Health Policy and Planning in the past, and brings a particular interest to ensuring RSTMH's journals best serve the interests of the society and its members. She also serves on the Society’s Finance and Audit Committee.