Mr Mayeh Omar

Mr Mayeh Omar

Associate Professor in International Health Systems Management and Human Resources Management

+44 (0) 113 343 6976

Summary: Associate Professor; Teaching Coordinator and Programme Leader for the Masters in Health Management, Planning & Policy

Location: 1034, Level 10, Worsley Building


Maye Omar is a senior academic and international health systems/health management consultant, specialised in health systems development with over 35 years of low-middle income countries experience. He has worked in in several parts of the world both on long and short assignments. His professional interests and experiences range from teaching and research in health systems development and strengthening, strategic health planning, human resources and leadership, policy analysis and development, and training of health professionals - to the design and implementation of health reforms in less developed countries. Before moving to the University of Leeds (UK), where he is associate professor, he was a researcher/lecturer at the Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanita) in Rome (where he was involved in the development of a post-graduate training programme in Health Management, conducted a number of research and carried out major international consultancy assignments). He served as Evaluation Coordinator of a major multi-country WHO-UNICEF Joint Nutrition Support Programme (JNSP) on behalf of the Government of Italy (Funder), based in Rome, New York and Geneva. He served as a consultant to a number of international organisations, such as WHO, UNICEF, World Bank, EU and DFID. He has dedicated substantial time to establishing and developing the capacity of training institutions in a number of low income countries for more than three decades and training hundreds of graduates and participants with innovative curricula, educational techniques and technologies, introducing post-graduate problem based learning and pioneering continuous professional development (CPD) initiatives for doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals all over the world. His scientific production focuses on policy and planning, human resources development, community health and gender issues, mental health systems and aspects of the interaction between the health service providers and the end users.

Maye’s current work portfolio within the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development involves:

  • Teaching Coordinator at the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development

  • Lead International Capacity Development and Knowledge Transfer

  • Programme Leader - Masters in Health Management, Planning and Policy

  • Director of Specialised CPD Courses

  • Module Leader for: Human Resources Planning and Development, Training of Health Professionals and a number of international CPD courses, i.e. Learning and Teaching, Strategic Planning, Management and Leadership, and Policy Development and Analysis

  • International development work through research, consultancies and knowledge transfer

  • Focal person for international collaboration.