Dr Gilles de Wildt

Institute of Clinical Sciences
Senior Lecturer

Contact details

Room 108, 1st Floor, 90 Vincent Drive
Primary Care Clinical Sciences
Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Gilles de Wildt is the programme lead of the Intercalated BMedSc course “International Health”.


  • MRCGP, MSc (Community Health in Developing Countries, LSHTM, University of London), Artsexamen (Groningen, Netherlands)


Gilles is a Birmingham GP at Jiggins Lane Medical Centre (www.jigginslane.com). He graduated as a medical doctor in the Netherlands where he trained in the programme for hospital and community medicine in remote and under-resourced areas in developing countries (“Tropical Doctor”). This prepared him to work in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

He holds a Master of Science Community Health in Developing Countries of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Before moving to England, he worked as a public health specialist and epidemiologist for The Hague City Health (GGD Den Haag) in the Netherlands.

Gilles is a member of the Health Inequalities Standing Group of the RCGP and was a Trustee of Medact, an international health policy and advocacy charity. He has represented Dutch and British non-governmental organisations at trade and health-related meetings of UN organisations and other international events.

His current interests include international aspects of commercialisation of health care and access to medicines, pharmaceutical R&D , patents and global justice.

He is married to a GP and they have 3 children.



Selected publications:

Teasdale K, de Wildt G, Das PK, Virmond MDCL, De Almeida Galan NG, Prado RBR, Henry M, Amar H. The patient perspective of the diagnostic process for leprosy in Brazil. An exploratory study. Leprosy Review 86: 1; 21-36 (March 2015)

Vaughan E, Sesay F, Chima A, Abdullah F, Mehes M, Lee B, Dordono; Sitch A; de Wildt G,. Kamara TB, Sampson JB . An Assessment of Surgical and Anesthesia Staff at 10 Government Hospitals in Sierra Leone. Jama Surgery, in press.

de Wildt G, Gill P.  The future of general practice: Challenges and opportunities. Book chapter: in: Working with vulnerable groups. RCGP: London; 2014

Cronin T, Sheppard J, de Wildt G. Health-seeking behaviour for schistosomiasis: a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative literature . The Pan African Medical Journal . doi:10.11604/pamj.2013.16.130.3078.

Chan CK, de Wildt G. Developing Countries, Donor Leverage, and Access to Bird Flu Vaccines. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Working Paper No. 41, Washington DC, June 2008 http://www.un.org/esa/desa/papers/2007/wp41_2007.pdf

de Wildt G, Gill P, Chudley S, Heath I. Racism and general practice: time to grasp the nettle. British Journal of General Practice 2003; 53: 488 pp 180-2)

de Wildt G, Rowson M, Stoffers M, Koivusalo M. Which comes first--health or wealth?Lancet. 2001 Apr 7;357(9262):1123-4.

de Wildt G, Chandramohan D, van der Meer J International health aid and professional independence: the need for quality standards and self-regulation. Health Policy Plan. 2000 Jun;15(2):235-6