UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Henry Lishi Li

Henry is a Research Fellow in Health Innovation at IIPP.

Henry Lishi Li
He will work on the Open Society Foundations funded project that aims to explore and rethink the economics of medical innovation based on a broader conception of public value and develop an alternative, mission-oriented approach to medical research.

He is joining the IIPP from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), where he conducted research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from a health system and policy angle.

He assisted the launching and development of the LSHTM AMR Centre as Head of Economic, Social and Political Research, and is completing a PhD thesis focusing on the implementation of antibiotic stewardship policies in China.

In his thesis, he analyses the implementation of China’s national campaign to improve antibiotic use in hospitals between 2011 and 2013 through the use of top-down and bottom-up theoretical perspectives, and examines how the complex interplay between the healthcare system context and the implementation process confluently shape prescribing behaviours.

During his PhD research, he briefly joined the Review on AMR to facilitate high-level engagement between key policy makers from the UK and China.

He also worked as a consultant on interdisciplinary projects that drew on public health, health economics and social sciences for organisations including the World Health Organisation, Save the Children and Cancer Research UK.