Josep Figueras

Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Josep Figueras, MD, MPH, PhD (econ) Spanish, is the Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and head of the WHO European Centre on Health Policy in Brussels. In addition to WHO, he has served other major multilateral organisations such as the European Commission and the World Bank. He is a member of several advisory and editorial boards and has served as advisor in more than forty countries within the European region and beyond. He is member of APHEA board of accreditation; honorary fellow of the UK faculty of public health medicine, has twice been awarded the EHMA prize, and in 2006 received the Andrija Stampar Medal. He was head of the MSc in Health Services Management at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and he is currently visiting professor at Imperial College, London. His research focuses on comparative health system and policy analysis and he is editor of the European Observatory series published by Open University Press. He has published several volumes in this field, the last two: Health systems, health and wealth: assessing the case for investing in health systems (2012) and Health professional mobility and health systems (2011).