Prof. Lucy Gilson
  • Position: Extraordinary professor
    Department: School of Public Health
    Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health
    Qualifications: BA (Hons) (Oxford University), MA (distinction) (Univ of East Anglia), PhD (Univ of London)
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Lucy Gilson holds the appointment of professor both at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and is an honorary professor at the University of the Witwatersrand. Throughout her career, her research has been driven by a concern for equity in health and health care. This has involved conceptual and empirical work on issues of health care financing, organisation, management and policy change. Lucy has played a leading role in developing the field of health policy analysis, and currently manages a continental initiative to strengthen training in this field. She has also conducted collaborative research with colleagues in other countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, and in Asia.


Cleary S, Schaay N, Botes E, Figlan N, Lehmann U, Gilson L. Re-imagining community participation at the district level: Lessons from the DIALHS collaboration 151. In: Padarath A, King J, English R, editors. South African Health Review 2014/2015 [Internet]. Durban: Health System; 2015. Chapter 12, p. 151–61.

Kabir Sheikh, Helen Schneider, Irene Akua Agyepong, Uta Lehmann, Lucy Gilson. Boundary-spanning: reflections on the practices and principles of Global Health. BMJ Glob Health 2016;1:e000058. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000058

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