Global Health Policy

Our vision is to establish Green Templeton as the leading college in the University of Oxford in global health policy research and education.

To achieve this vision, the college has provided an academic forum to facilitate synergy in research and teaching in global health policies, within and beyond Oxford.

The intellectual questions we aim to answer are:

  • why do people lack access to evidence-based healthcare;
  • how should/could healthcare policies be designed to effect affordable and equitable access to evidence-based healthcare;
  • what are the pre-conditions for effective implementation of policies?

The programme was launched in 2012, led by Green Templeton Senior Research Fellow Professor Winnie Yip and Emeritus Fellow Dr Ken Fleming, for advancing knowledge and excellence in implementing policy aspects of global health using an evidence-based approach.

Green Templeton Senior Research Fellow Professor Alan Silman has taken the lead of the Programme since 2016, following Winnie’s move to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

In 2018, together with a group of students and fellows from Green Templeton (and beyond), we developed and delivered a two-day workshop on mHealth.

Green Templeton College mHealth Conference: mHealth for Supporting Healthcare Workers in LMICs

This conference took place 21 to 22 May 2018.

The recent adoption of smartphones by clinicians and healthcare workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) offers the potential to provide clinical and professional applications to support activities such as clinical decision making and continuing professional development.

In May 2018, the Global Health Policy Programme brought together researchers and practitioners from LMICs to discuss approaches to the evaluation of mHealth projects that support healthcare workers.

On each day of the conference, participants heard directly from researchers involved in implementing mHealth projects in LMICs about the challenges and issues they have faced.

Day one focussed on the challenges of evaluating complex mHealth interventions and Day 2 looked at how mHealth projects are co-designed and implemented to encourage user adoption. Break out groups discussed the issues raised and discussed the challenges and discussed potential solutions.

We will produce a report based on the themes of the conference for submission to a peer reviewed journal.

Find out more about the mHealth Conference here.


For more information about the Global Health Policy Programme, or to join our e-mailing list on future activities associated with the Programme, please contact:

Ruth Loseby, Academic Projects Manager

“Thanks to everyone who joined us (in person or on Twitter) at the #GTCmHealth Conference! We’ve certainly got a lot of fascinating ideas, plans, and strategies to think about. Let’s keep these conversations going!”