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Summary: Tolib is an Associate Professor with expertise and experience in research and teaching of International Health Policy and Systems.
Location: 10.31B, Level 10, Worsley Building
Tolib is an Associate Professor of International Health Policy and Systems. He is a senior academic at the Nuffield Centre, with expertise in the areas of health policy analysis, health systems strengthening and capacity development in low and middle income countries.
He currently has over 20 years of experience of health policy and systems assessment and strengthening in different countries. Originally from a clinical background, during the 1990s and early 2000s he has worked with both government (national Ministry of Health in Tajikistan) and donors (World Bank health reform programme), which allowed him to develop interest and expertise in health planning, health reforms, human resources and health management information system.
Tolib joined the Nuffield Institute for Health in 2004, and is currently leading various collaborative health policy and systems research programmes involving partners from different Asian and African countries. His research has been funded by various funders including European Commission, UK Research Councils and World Health Organisation. Tolib also has substantial and on-going experience teaching on the subjects of his expertise at under- and post-graduate programmes at the University of Leeds, supervising PhD students, delivering guest lectures and conducting external examining in other UK universities.
Tolib is primarily a qualitative researcher with increasing interest and expertise in mixed methods studies. His current research interests include: health systems organisation and management, analysis of health policy processes, role of evidence in health policy development and implementation, health systems governance and regulation, health management information systems, sector-wide approaches for health, health planning and management, and human resources for health.