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Tom Barker

Senior Health & Nutrition Convenor

Tom Barker is Senior Health and Nutrition Convenor at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Tom has 14 years’ experience working in knowledge brokering, research communication, policy engagement, and parliamentary influencing in the UK health and international development policy arenas. Tom manages a portfolio of health and nutrition projects working in Sub- Saharan Africa and Asia, including Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, China, India and Bangladesh.

Previously Tom managed a research knowledge brokering network for the UK National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme; facilitated engagements with the UK Parliament for the NHS Confederation, a membership body for NHS organisations, and ran the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health. Tom has an MSc Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Research

Project

Health Systems Global Communications

IDS is working with Health Systems Global (HSG) to develop communications, share messages and engage with its members and the global community.

Opinions

Publications

Brief

Global framework on people-centred and integrated health services

FHS Stories of Change 8

Future Health Systems research into empowering communities to demand and shape health services has informed the development of a WHO strategy on service delivery. The strategy reflects a paradigm shift towards an increased emphasis on preventive public health, as well as curative strategies, to...

Sara Bennett

1 December 2017

Tom Barker’s recent work

Past Event

Accountability for Health Equity Webinar

To mark the launch of the IDS Bulletin Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage, and to consider the key learning and implications for actions to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), UHC2030 and IDS are pleased to host a webinar.

17 May 2018

News

LSTM led team wins bid to host 2018 Health Systems Global Symposium

Health Systems Global has chosen Liverpool as the host city for its fifth global symposium on health systems research in 2018. The winning bid was put forward by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, in close cooperation with a consortium of UK institutions including the London School of...

6 May 2016

News

Celebrating Health Systems Heroes

Future Health Systems is excited to announce its Health Systems Heroes initiative, which highlights the work of individuals who have led or contributed positive change within a health system.

4 April 2016