Prof David Stuckler

Plenary Speakers

Prof David Stuckler

Professor of Political Economy and Sociology, Oxford University

Biography

David’s research integrates political economy and public health:

  1. Macro-social and -economic determinants of health,
  2. Political economy of global health and development,
  3. Comparative social policy

He uses large datasets and statistical modelling to understand the root causes of epidemics. Recent examples include:

  • Will the ongoing financial crisis make us sick?
  • Has austerity damaged the Greek health system?
  • Why did so many Russian men disappear in the early 1990s?
  • Did IMF lending programmes worsen the Ebola outbreak?
  • Does mineral mining spread TB in sub-Saharan Africa?