Professional Role: Policy INDEX



12 Sep 2023

Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare)

26 Jul 2023

Global Developments in Health Care Systems and Long-term Care as a New Social Risk (CRC 1342 Project A04, 2018-2021)

Global Dynamics of Long-term Care Policies ( CRC 1342 Project A07)

19 May 2023

Development of Ageing Strategy for Greece


Naiara Artaza

Naiara Artaza is the Head of the Nagusi intelligence Center (NIC) and adviser for social care strategic projects at the Cabinet Office of the Government of Biscay. She is an experienced professional in health and social care systems, during a 25+ years of professional career, she has gained an extensive experience in healthcare and social […]

Liat Ayalon

Liat Ayalon, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Social Work, at Bar Ilan University, Israel. Prof. Ayalon is the Israeli PI of the EU funded MascAge program to study ageing masculinities in literature and cinema. She was the coordinator of an international EU funded Ph.D. program on the topic of ageism (; 2017-2022). […]

Nicola Brimblecombe

I am a mixed methods researcher whose research focuses on unpaid/informal carers including young carers and support for carers, housing and care, unmet need and inequalities in care, and the wider determinants of care need and care use.  I joined the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012 and am currently leading a […]

Alexander Chaverri-Carvajal

Alexander Chaverri-Carvajal is a professor at the University of Costa Rica. He holds a degree in Political Science and a master’s in public services and social policies. Also completed his Doctorate in Public Policy (PhD) at the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain. His primary focus has centered on public policies. In Costa Rica, […]

Cheryl Chui

Dr Chui’s research examines the role of civil society actors including nonprofits, social enterprises, social businesses and other hybrid organizations in facilitating positive change at the individual, community, and policy levels. Her works on nonprofit management, social innovation and entrepreneurship, community development, and age-friendly cities have been extensively published in peer reviewed journals. More recently, […]

Michael Clark

Mike has longstanding research interests and expertise spanning, adult social care, mental health, dementia, homelessness and acquired brain injuries – and the interactions across these fields. Crosscutting these, he is also interested in inequalities in care, integration of care, understanding complex, relational and system perspectives on implementation, and coproduction and citizen science approaches to spanning […]

Norma Coe

Norma B. Coe, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine. She is the Co-Director of the Population Aging Research Center (PARC) and Co-Director of the Get Experience in Aging Research Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), but funded by NIH. Her research interests are in health economics […]

Walter Dawson

Walter Dawson is a lifelong advocate for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners. Dawson is an Assistant Professor at the Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine in Portland, Oregon and a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health with the […]

Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger

Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger is Senior Economist at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (Research Group “Labour Market, Income and Social Security”) since 2007. Her work focuses on socioeconomic aspects of long-term care, the interfaces between the labour market and social security, and the socioeconomic effects of the ageing population. Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger completed a PhD programme in […]

Jose-Luis Fernandez

José Luis is Director and Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also Director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Adult Social Care (ASCRU). A health and social care economist, José Luis specialises in ageing-related policies, the interaction between health and […]

Johanna Fischer

Johanna Fischer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” at the University of Bremen, Germany. After completing her PhD on the emergence and types of long-term care systems worldwide in 2021, she currently focuses on comparatively analyzing the inclusiveness and generosity of long-term care schemes and […]

Claire Goodman

Claire is a district nurse by background and a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute and  a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator. Her research focuses on the health and social care needs of the oldest old, including those affected by dementia and living in long-term care.  for over  15 years she has researched […]

David Grabowski

David C. Grabowski, PhD, is a professor of health care policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His research examines the economics of aging with a particular interest in the areas of long-term care and post-acute care. He has published over 225 peer-reviewed articles, and his work has appeared in […]

Tommy Henderson-Reay

A registered social worker, Tommy has worked in social care both locally and nationally. Having started his career as social worker in adult social services he worked across a number of different settings with adult social care. He went on to complete an informatics fellowship at NHS Digital and subsequently worked for the not for […]

Bo Hu

Bo holds a PhD in Economics from Nankai University, China, and a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Bo’s research focuses on the utilisation and financing of long-term care for older people in the UK and China. His research interests include: social determinants of long-term care utilisation, […]

Shereen Hussein

Shereen Hussein is a Professor of Health and Social Care Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK. She is an established multi-disciplinary research leader with extensive social care and health research experience working primarily with policymakers in the UK and internationally. Her background is in medical demography, statistics and computer science. Shereen leads an extensive research portfolio on adult social […]

Frode F. Jacobsen

Frode F. Jacobsen, a trained social anthropologist with a background in health studies, has performed fieldwork in Northern Sudan, Indonesia, Jordan, Bolivia, the US, Canada, Great Britain and Norway within the field of medical anthropology. He has been working comparatively for several years on organization of older people’s care and on age-friendly physical and social […]

Sarah Jasim

Sarah is a Research Fellow in Social Care within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science. Through her role she supports CPEC’s partnership in the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North Thames, as a member of the ARC-NT’s Research Partnership Team. Sarah is also a Policy Fellow for the London […]

Maria Karagiannidou

Maria is a research officer within Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and she is teaching (i). Poverty, Inequality and Inclusion and (ii). Understanding International Social and Public Policy at the Department of Social Policy (LSE). In addition to her research post, she is currently […]

Teppo Kröger

Teppo Kröger is Professor of Social and Public Policy at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of Jyväskylä. He is Director of the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare). He is a regularly invited speaker in national and international conferences and seminars and an expert consulted frequently by policy-makers and […]

Kai Leichsenring

Kai Leichsenring is Executive Director at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna, since 2016. His background is in Political Sciences/Social Policy (Dr.phil., University of Vienna) and Organisational Development Consultancy. During his career as a researcher, he specialised in comparative and applied social research and policy consultancy with a focus on ageing, […]

Mariana López-Ortega

I have been working in health policy and health systems research since the year 2001. I currently work as a Researcher in the National Institute of Geriatrics, one of Mexico’s National Institutes of Health, where I have been since the year 2010, almost since its creation. Before completing my PhD (2005-2009) I worked at the […]

Anushka Madhukar

Anushka Madhukar is a Research Assistant at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a mixed-methods researcher and her primary areas of interest are understanding systematic inequalities, informal and unpaid care, and health and social-care policy. She graduated with a degree in Political Economy from the London […]

Juliette Malley

I am an Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and an NIHR School for Social Care Research Senior Fellow. My research interests include innovations in the delivery and organisation of adult social care; evaluation of complex interventions, including issues relating to […]

Joanna Marczak

A university researcher interested in different areas of long-term care including care coordination, unpaid care, prevention and innovation in health and social care.

Jiby Mathew Puthenparambil

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, working in the CoE AgeCare Project. I earned my doctoral degree in Social and Public Policy from the University of Jyväskylä. My PhD was on “Marketization of Care within the Nordic Context: Private Care Provision for Older People in […]

Joaquín Mayorga

Joaquín is a PhD candidate within the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research focuses on the effects of disabilities and disability policies both on people’s objective and subjective well-being and the ones of their families and caretakers. Joaquín holds a BSc. in Economics and a Master […]

Elena Moore

I am a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. I am the author of Generation, Gender and Negotiating Custom in South Africa (Routledge, 2022), Divorce, Families and Emotion Work (Palgrave, 2017) and (with Chuma Himonga) Reform of Customary Marriage, Divorce and Succession in South Africa (Juta & […]

Henk Nies

Prof. dr. Henk Nies is emeritus endowed professor of Organisation and Policy Development in Long-term Care at the Vrije University of Amsterdam. Further, he is member of the Quality Council at the National Health Care Institute of the Netherlands, Advisory Member of the committee on Social Security and Health Care of the Dutch Social Economic […]

Leonardo Obando-Víquez

Tax lawyer, graduated from the University of Costa Rica and the Costa Rica Institute of Technology. He has built his career as a legislative advisor and currently serves the Minister of Human Development and Social Inclusion of Costa Rica for the implementation of the National Care System for Dependent Adults and senior adults (SINCA) as […]

Deborah Oliveira

I am a Registered Nurse with a PhD by the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. I currently work as Assitant Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile. I also collaborate as consultant on long-term care for the Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO). I am an associate member of MICARE (Millennium Institute for Care Research), […]

Sungchul Park

I am an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Korea University (Republic of Korea). I am a health economist and a health services researcher with particular expertise in payment and delivery care systems. I have the following 3 research interests:  Understanding the impact of policy interventions on health care with a […]

Luz Maria Peña Longobardo

Luz María Peña is a tenured professor in the Department of Economic Analysis and Finance and belongs to the Health Economics Research Group (GIES) of the University of Castilla La Mancha. Her scientific activity is focused on the economy and health management with special emphasis on the social cost of diseases and the use of […]

Monica Perracini

Associate Professor at the Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy at City of São Paulo University and a Research Fellow in Gerontology at the University of Campinas in São Paulo. She has been working as a physiotherapist in caring for older people for more than twenty years in Brazil. The British Council sponsored her […]

Ruru Ping

Ruru is currently a PhD candidate in Economics at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. Her PhD research focuses on strengthening the sustainability of the long-term care system in China, using a comparative approach with the Japanese system. Ruru applies both quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze the long-term care systems in China and Japan. With five […]

Elisabeth Rappold

My professional socialization took place in nursing, academically in nursing science and sociology. My professional experience expandes from hospitals to universities, international aid at the Austrian Red Cross and last but not least in strategical consulting at the GÖG. I am a member of the Advisory Board for aging in the Federal Ministry of Health […]

Sam Rickman

Sam currently works as a Research Officer in Data Science and the Care System in the Care Policy Evaluation Centre (CPEC) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Sam’s research use machine learning and natural language processing to answer questions about long term care. He uses programming languages like R and Python […]

Tine Rostgaard

Tine is Professor in Social studies at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark.   She has a Ph.D. in comparative welfare analysis and specializes in analysis of care policies and practices in parental leave, child care and long-term care for older people. She is the co-founder and chair of the international research […]

Mayte Sancho Castiello

Psicóloga por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y Máster en Gerontología Social por la universidad Autónoma Funcionaria del IMSERSO (1978-2008) y desde 1999 responsable del Observatorio del Envejecimiento y la Dependencia del Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales. Miembro del grupo para la elaboración de la Ley de Promoción de la Autonomía Personas y atención […]

Andrea E. Schmidt

since March 2022 – Head of department, Competence Centre Climate & Health, Austrian National Public Health Institute 2016-2022 – Deputy head of department & senior health expert, Department of health economics, Austrian National Public Health Institute 2010-2016 Researcher, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna

Igor Shagalov

Igor is a Research Associate within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His areas of expertise are economics of social care, quantitative analysis, social policy analysis, health economics, institutional economics. Igor holds a PhD in Public Administration from Higher School of Economics (HSE) University. He worked […]

Hari Sharma

Dr. Hari Sharma, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Dr. Sharma completed his PhD in Health Economics at the University of Chicago in 2018.  His research focuses on access, quality, and financing of post-acute and long-term care. More recently, […]

Cassandra Simmons

An economist by training, the drive behind my work has been to contribute to the sustainable and equitable design of health and care systems and to reducing barriers to care through research and policy, particularly in light of population ageing and fiscal sustainability concerns. My background includes 4 years of experience in health and LTC […]

Joanne Spetz

Joanne Spetz is Director and Brenda and Jeffrey L. Kang Presidential Chair in Health Care Financing at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS), University of California San Francisco. IHPS is a 50-year-old research unit that conducts innovative research to support, guide, and enable policymakers, communities, and clinicians in making evidence-informed decisions […]

Viktoria Szenkurök

I am an economist by training, currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Vienna University of Economics where I also work as a teaching and research assistant (Division of Health Economics and Policy). My research interests lie in the (socio-)economic aspects of health and ageing, especially long-term care. In the course of my Ph.D. I particularly […]

Kali Thomas

Kali S. Thomas is the Associate Director of Health Services Research in the Center for Equity in Aging. As a gerontologist, Dr. Thomas’ research focuses on identifying ways to improve the quality of life of older adults needing long-term services and supports (LTSS) through applied health services research. With funding from the U.S. Department of […]

Natasa Todorovic

Natasa Todorovic graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology of the Belgrade University and is a Master of Public Health and current PhD candidate at the Medical School of the Belgrade University. Her primary work over the past two decades has focused on the effects of demographic ageing, in particular on elder abuse […]

Sara Ulla Díez

Coordinator of Studies and Technical Support at the Institute for the Older People and Social Services (Imserso, Spain), managing the unit that promotes research, studies and evaluation activities within the Institute and its National Reference Centers. I am also responsible for the international relations of the Institute. Previously I worked at the Cabinet of the […]

Agne Ulyte

Agne studied medicine and had brief stint as a clinician at Vilnius University, Lithuania, before pursuing a PhD in health services research at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Her postdoc at Harvard Medical School in 2021-2023 focused on health care that nursing home residents receive in the US. Agne is currently a Senior Analyst at […]

Oemar van der Woerd

Oemar van der Woerd is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Healthcare Governance at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Through mainly ethnographic research methods, his research focuses on the meaning and practice of governing across traditional organizational boundaries for healthcare organizations and their management.

Courtney Van Houtven

Since 2003 I have been a health economist and health services researcher at Duke University School of Medicine, joining Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy in 2019. I am also a Research Career Scientist in The Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT), Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

Cristina Vilaplana-Prieto

Cristina Vilaplana Prieto is a full professor at the University of Murcia and holds a PhD in Economics from the Carlos III University of Madrid. Practically, the beginning of my research career has coincided with the implementation in Spain of the System of Autonomy and Care for Dependency (SAAD), and this has been an incentive […]

Pablo Villalobos Dintrans

Pablo Villalobos Dintrans holds a BA in economics and business, as well as a master in economics and public policy from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He also has a MA in economics from Boston University, and received his doctoral degree in public health (DrPH) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has […]

Patrick Wachholz

Md, Ph.D., Geriatrics Collaborating professor, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University, Unesp – Brazil Collaborating researcher, Brazilian National Front for Strengthening Long-Term Care Facilities, FN-ILPI – Brazil Collaborating researcher, Worldwide Elements to Harmonize Research in LTC Living Environments (WE-THRIVE) International Long-Term Care Research Collaborating researcher, LOTUS long term care international research consortium Consultant on Long-Term Care, […]

Sharon Walsh

Dr Sharon Walsh is a Assistant Professor in Economics at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at the University of Galway. Her research interests lie in the application of applied economic methods to explore and inform important policy questions related to health and ageing. In particular, she applies these techniques to examine key economic issues […]

Lesley Williamson

Lesley is a Research Associate in dementia care, funded by the NIHR South London Applied Research Collaborative. She works at the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, and the Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London. She completed her mixed-methods thesis in 2023, conceptualising the determinants of emergency department […]

Raphael Wittenberg

Raphael is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation (CHSEO) at the University of Oxford. At CPEC, he leads a programme of research on […]

Bram Wouterse

I am an associate professor in health economics at the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management. My research focuses on the modeling of health and health care costs over the lifecycle, the fiscal sustainability of health care spending, long-term care, prevention, and socioeconomic inequalities in health and health care use.

Wei Yang

Dr Wei Yang is a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics and Policy and Director at the Institute of Gerontology. Trained as a health economist, Wei’s research primarily focuses on assessing the impact of health and long-term care financing policies on disparities in access to care and equity in financing. Wei utilises longitudinal survey datasets to delve […]

Stecy Yghemonos

Stecy Yghemonos is the Executive Director of Eurocarers, the European network working with and for informal/family/unpaid carers. Eurocarers brings together 77 organisations from 26 countries, whose collective efforts aim to ensure that the growing care needs of the European population are addressed in a universal and equitable way and that the vital contribution of carers […]

Yanan Zhang

Yanan joined the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in November 2020 as a Research Fellow with a quantitative focus. Her role involves the creation of an evidence base for positive interventions in support of population ageing. She previously worked as a social care economist for the ESRC-funded ‘Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems’. She conducts research […]

Valentina Zigante

I have a background in economics but have focused my research on adult social care for the past 10 years. My main research interests are the governance and management of social care services, unpaid/family/informal care and long-term care system comparisons with a European focus. Current projects include Supporting Adult Social Care Innovation