Mr Mike Rowson


Personal Profile

Name: Mike Rowson Email:
Title: Mr Tel: 020 7905 2839
Department: Faculty of Pop Health Sciences Fax:
Position: Faculty Tutor Address: UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH
Research Domain: Global Health, Human Wellbeing, Populations & Lifelong Health Web Page: Personal Web Page


Research Description

My research and teaching interests are related to the policy and political economy of global health, including: global health governance; health care markets in developing countries; the impact of economic change on health outcomes; and conflict and health.

Research Activities

Teaching global health

health systems

relationship between health and development

Education Description


CIHD3001  International Health Policy

CIHD3002 Health, Poverty and Development

CIHD3003 Conflict, Humanitarianism and Health

MBBS Year 2 SSC Hitchhikers Guide to Global Health

MBBS Year 5 Child and Family Health with Dermatology Module (Public/global health component)


CIHDG042 Health Systems in a Global Context

CIHDG036 Power and Politics in Global Health

CIHDG038 Conflict,Humanitarianism and Health

CIHDG039 Global Health and Development: Emerging Policy Debates

CIHDG014 Health Management: Planning and Programme Design

I also contribute to the M(Res) Security Science (Global Security Challenges module) and the MSc Global Migration (Issues in Global Migration module)

UCL Collaborators

External Collaborators



    • Willott C, Blum N, Burch W, Page B, Rowson M (2012). The Global Doctor.
    • Rowson M, Willott C, Hughes R, Maini A, Martin S, Miranda JJ, Pollit V, Smith A, Wake R, Yudkin JS (2012). Conceptualising global health: theoretical issues and their relevance for teaching.. Global Health, 8, 36 - . doi:10.1186/1744-8603-8-36
    • Rowson M, Smith A, Hughes R, Johnson O, Maini A, Martin S, Martineau F, Miranda JJ, Pollit V, Wake R, Willott C, Yudkin JS (2012). The evolution of global health teaching in undergraduate medical curricula.. Global Health, 8, 35 - . doi:10.1186/1744-8603-8-35
    • Martineau F, Johnson O, Rowson M, Willott C, Yudkin JS (2012). International health graduates--career path experience.. Lancet, 379(9831), 2051 - 2052. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60893-9


    • Logie DE, Rowson M, Mugisha NM, McPake B (2010). Affordable primary health care in low-income countries: Can it be achieved?. African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, 2(1), - . doi:10.4102/phcfm.v2i1.246


    • Simms C, Rowson M (2009). Effect of the financial crisis and rescue plan on ordinary Americans.. Lancet, 373(9658), 123 - 124. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60036-2
    • Taylor S , Rowson M (2009). Global financing for health: aid and debt relief. In Labonte R, Schrecker T, Packer C, Runnels V (Ed.), Globalization and health: pathways, evidence and policy (pp. - ). : Routledge.


    • Yudkin JS, Owens G, Martineau F, Rowson M, Finer S (2008). Global health-worker crisis: the UK could learn from Cuba.. Lancet, 371(9622), 1397 - 1399. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60608-X
    • Logie D, Rowson M, Ndagije F (2008). Innovations in Rwanda's health system: looking to the future.. Lancet, 372(9634), 256 - 261.


    • Rowson M (2007). Economic change, incomes and health. In Douglas J, Earle S, Handley S, Lloyd C, Spurr S (Ed.), A reader in promoting public health: challenge and controversy. (pp. - ). : Open University and Sage.
    • Kett M, Rowson M (2007). Drivers of Violent Conflict. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 100(9), 403 - 406.


    • McCoy D, Rowson M, Sanders D (2006). The Global Health Watch: A global health report with a difference. SCAND J PUBLIC HEALT, 34(3), 225 - 227. doi:10.1080/14034940600752719
    • McCoy D, Narayan R, Baum F, Sanders D, Serag H, Salvage J, Rawson M, Schrecker T, Woodward D, Labonte R, Sengupta A, Qizphe A, Schuftan C, Movement, PH (2006). A new Director General for WHO - an opportunity for bold and inspirational leadership. LANCET, 368(9553), 2179 - 2183. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(06)69570-6
    • Mackintosh MM, Henry L, Mensah K, Rowson M (2006). Aid, restitution and international fiscal redistribution in health care: Implications of health professionals' migration. Journal of International Development, 18(6), 757 - 770. doi:10.1002/jid.1312


    • Rowson M (2005). Strengthening the health claims of the poor: promoting social inclusion and redistribution in the health sector.. Med Confl Surviv, 21(2), 152 - 166. doi:10.1080/13623690500073471
    • Rowson M (2005). Commentary on Rawaf: The health crisis in Iraq. Critical Public Health, 15(2), 189 - 190. doi:10.1080/09581590500134232
    • Holdstock D, Rowson M (2005). Achieving the Millennium Development Goals.. Lancet, 365(9464), 1030 - . doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)71136-3
    • McCoy D, Chopra M, Loewenson R, Aitken JM, Ngulube T, Muula A, Ray S, Kureyi T, Ijumba P, Rowson M (2005). Expanding access to antiretroviral therapy in sub-saharan Africa: avoiding the pitfalls and dangers, capitalizing on the opportunities.. Am J Public Health, 95(1), 18 - 22. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2004.040121



    • Simms C, Rowson M (2003). Reassessment of health effects of the Indonesian economic crisis: donors versus the data.. Lancet, 361(9366), 1382 - 1385. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(03)13076-0


    • Verheul E, Rowson M (2002). Where is health?. Trop Med Int Health, 7(5), 391 - 394.
    • Verheul E, Rowson M (2002). Editorial: Where is health?. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 7(5), 391 - 394. doi:10.1046/j.1365-3156.2002.00885.x


    • Verheul E, Rowson M (2001). Poverty reduction strategy papers: It's too soon to say whether this new approach to aid will improve health. British Medical Journal, 323(7305), 120 - 121.
    • Rowson M (2001). The people's health assembly. Development, 44(1), 117 - 121.
    • Edwards R, Rowson M, Piachaud J (2001). Teaching international health issues to medical students.. Med Educ, 35(8), 807 - 808.
    • de Wildt G, Rowson M, Stoffers M, Koivusalo M (2001). Which comes first--health or wealth?. Lancet, 357(9262), 1123 - 1124. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(00)04267-7
    • Verheul E, Rowson M (2001). Poverty reduction strategy papers.. BMJ, 323(7305), 120 - 121.
    • Rowson M (2001). Summit fails to agree new deal on world debt.. BMJ, 323(7306), 186 - .


    • Rowson M (2000). Globalization and health--some issues.. Med Confl Surviv, 16(2), 162 - 174. doi:10.1080/13623690008409511
    • Chowdhury Z, Rowson M (2000). The People's Health Assembly.. BMJ, 321(7273), 1361 - 1362.
    • Koivusalo M, Rowson M (2000). The World Trade Organization: implications for health policy.. Med Confl Surviv, 16(2), 175 - 191. doi:10.1080/13623690008409512