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Sophie Witter
Professor of International Health Financing and Systems, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pro pinLocation: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pro langLanguages: Italian, German, French, English
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About Sophie Witter

I am a health economist, working mainly on health financing in low and middle income countries. My interests include the overall design of national health financing systems as well as their assessment, reducing financial barriers to health care for users and setting provider incentives to provide high quality and effective care. I worked initially in transitional economies, later more in Africa (anglophone and francophone) and more recently in countries affected by crises and shocks. I like to mix technical advisory with research work, and in both use mixed methods, often within theory-based approaches. I am interested in getting evidence into practice - which pulls together my various previous jobs as development programme manager, analyst and journalist.

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Languages
Italian
Elementary Proficiency
German
Limited Working Proficiency
French
Professional Working Proficiency
English
Full Professional Proficiency
Interests

Interests are where experts would like to focus their attention on Collectivity and try new fields.

EDUCATION

PhD in Health Economics
University of Aberdeen
October 2005 to July 2009
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
The PhD focused on studying selective fee exemption regimes for obstetric care in Ghana and Senegal

WORKSHOPS & SHORT COURSES
EXPERIENCE

Associate
Oxford Policy Management
September 2008 to Present
Oxford, United Kingdom
I work on a variety of technical assistance projects with the health portfolio at OPM

Professor of International Health Financing and Systems
Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
February 2011 to Present
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Head of Health System Cluster Research co-director, ReBUILD programme – Rebuilding health systems post-conflict and crisis Co-PI, VAPAR – using verbal autopsy with participatory action research to transform health systems Co-PI, RBF4TB – designing and evaluating incentives for TB providers in Georgia Co-PI, Resilience – understanding and modelling resilient health systems for refugees displaced from Syria

PUBLICATIONS

My publications are listed on Research Gate
Authors: , 2017
Type of Doc: Article | Type of Publication: Magazine

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