Pollock, Allyson

Allyson Pollock

Title: Professor
FFPH, FRCGP
Professor of Public Health Research and Policy; Co-director, Global Health, Policy & Innovation Unit

Prof Allyson Pollock and her colleagues undertake research and teaching intended to assist realisation of the principles of social justice and public health, with a particular emphasis on heath systems research, trade, and pharmaceuticals. A strong emphasis is on developing critical analysis through education and research and through translating research findings into policy at the national and international level. The work is interdisciplinary, including epidemiology, law, statistics, economics, accounting, sociology, and anthropology.

Universal access to health care is the primary focus and in particular the means by which local and national systems redistribute resources across society by sharing the risks and costs of ill-health. The work includes the study of public private partnerships in health and long term care, pharmaceuticals, and medical research, and how public health interfaces with trade law and intellectual property agreements.

Local and global issues converge around, for instance, the social and economic aspects of clinical trials, how medicines are accessed, the estimation of the global burden of disease, and evidence underpinning access to medicines policies; the setting of health care priorities through the creation and use of clinical evidence; and the export of managed health care systems.

Personal website: http://www.allysonpollock.com/

Bio

 

Allyson Pollock is Professor of Public Health Research & Policy. She was director of the Centre for International Public Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh and before that head of the Public Health Policy Unit at UCL and director of research & development at UCL Hospitals NHS Trust. She trained in medicine in Scotland and became a consultant in public health in 1986.

Her research interests include globalisation; privatisation, marketisation and PFI / PPPs; pharmaceuticals and clinical trials; and child injuries. She is the author of NHS plc and co-author of The New NHS: a guide.

 

Research

Public health research; globalisation and public health; intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, and medical research; public private partnerships; childhood injury

Publications

Key Publications

Chu C, Brhlikova P, Pollock AM. Rethinking WHO guidance: review of evidence for misoprostol use in the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage. J R Soc Med 2012;105:336-347.

Mattheij I, Pollock AM. Do cervical cancer data justify HPV vaccination in India? Epidemiological data sources and comprehensiveness. J R Soc Med 2012;105(6):250-262.

Pollock AM, Brhlikova, P, Manners, R. Global burden of disease estimates of depression - how reliable is the epidemiological evidence? J R Soc Med 2011;104:25–35.

Pollock AM, Price D, Roderick P, Treuherz T, McCoy D, McKee M, Reynolds L. How the health and social care bill 2011 would end entitlement to comprehensive health care in England. The Lancet 2012;379(9812):221-228.

Pollock AM, Price D. The health and social care bill: how the secretary of state for health proposes to abolish the NHS in England. BMJ 2011;342:d1695.

Pollock AM, Price D. The private finance initiative: the gift that goes on taking. BMJ 2010;341:c7175.

Richardson E, Pollock AM. Community pharmacy: moving from dispensing to diagnosis and treatment. BMJ 2010;340:c2298.

1                Chu C, Brhlikova P, Pollock AM. Rethinking WHO guidance: review of evidence for misoprostol use in the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage. J R Soc Med 2012;105:336-347.

2                Mattheij I, Pollock AM. Do cervical cancer data justify HPV vaccination in India? Epidemiological data sources and comprehensiveness. J R Soc Med 2012;105(6):250-262.


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Teaching

Programme director, MSc, global public health and policy; MSc, health systems and global policy

Topics for PhD supervision

Globalisation and public health
pharmaceuticals and medical research
public private partnerships
long term care

Further information

Member of the Bevan Commission, which provides independent, expert advice to the Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services “to help ensure that changes in NHS structures set Wales on the path to a world class healthcare system” 2008-

Trustee, Transform Scotland Trust, a registered charity supported by Scottish Government and established to support and disseminate research on, and raise public awareness of, sustainable transport 2009-

www.allysonpollock.co.uk

Contact

Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
Blizard Institute
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Yvonne Carter Building
58 Turner Street
London
E1 2AB

020 7882 5637 / 020 7882 7212

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