Fellow in Health Economics
Laura Downey is a fellow in health economics at the School of Public Health, Imperial College London. Her teaching and research interests primarily focus on healthcare investment and priority-setting for health system strengthening in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Previously, she was a technical advisor in global health at the Global Health and Development group at Imperial, where she supported governments in LMICs to use evidence to improve the value for money of healthcare investment. Dr Downey has been closely involved in numerous health system reforms in India between 2015 and 2020, and remains a health policy mentor for the Indian Council of Medical Research. She has worked with Government and academic country partners across Asia, Africa, and Europe in collaboration with global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the World Bank. She has also held research and policy positions at the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), University College London (UCL), and the University of New South Wales, Australia.