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Peter F. Heywood


Peter Heywood is Honorary Professor of International Health at the University of Sydney. With training in epidemiology, policy analysis, economics and nutrition, he has a strong background and experience in health policy and health sector reform in low income countries with particular emphasis on South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Before retiring in 2006 he was a Lead Health Sector Specialist with the World Bank, leading that institution’s dialogue in the health sector and developing and supervising large portfolios of health sector investments in India (1998-2004) and Indonesia (2004-2006).
Before joining the World Bank in 1994 Peter was Lecturer in Nutrition at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney (1974-1977); Deputy Director of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (1977-1988); and Professor of Nutrition and Director of the Nutrition Program at the University of Queensland (1988-1994).
Peter’s recent research activities include (1) an assessment of the effect of decentralization of the health sector in Indonesia on health service delivery, health sector funding and health outcomes; (2) a review of the quality of care ambulatory care in low-income countries; and (3) an institutional assessment of the HIV/AIDS control program in Indonesia.
In 2014 Peter was a Visiting Scholar at the Ostrom Workshop, Indiana University. He is also a Research Fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK.

Epidemiology Evidence Based Medicine Global Health Health Policy HIV Nutrition Public Health

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Honorary Professor of International Health

Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney. Australia

Research Fellow

Centre for Evidence Synthesis, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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