Health systems and policy methodological hub

The health systems and policy hub brings together our project staff, investigators, institutions, and partners working to support capacity in health policy and systems research.  

The hub members have expertise in qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods and evidence synthesis approaches to examine health system goals, the system building blocks to achieve them and the policies to support them.  

The hub is focusing its efforts on preparing tutorials, presentations and lectures  

Please read about the current activities of the hub members below.  


 University of Aberdeen news and photo




While community participation is an established pro-equity approach in Primary Health Care (PHC), in practice it can take many forms, and the central category of power is under-theorised. In this seminar, a paper is presented where the objectives were to (a) conduct theory-informed analysis of community power-building in PHC in a setting of structural deprivation and (b) develop practical guidance.  

Download the slides from a lecture by Dr Lucia D'Ambruoso.


Some news and activities in the area of HPSR by our partner institution - Aga Khan University: 

  • Health Policy and Systems Research Group  

  • New book – “Making Health Systems Work in Low- and Middle Income Countries: Textbook for Public Health Practitioners”, edited by our investigator, Prof Sameen Siddiqi