David McCoy

Professor of Global Public Health
Institute of Population Health Sciences within Queen Mary University London

United Kingdom
David McCoy is the Evidence to Policy Research Lead at the United Nations University’s International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) based in Malaysia. Prior to this he was Professor of Global Public Health at Queen Mary University London, and before that he was Director of Medact, a UK-based global health charity that grew out of the medical peace movement of the 1950s and 1960s. He has spent many years as a public health practitioner both in the UK and in South Africa where he worked for the Health Systems Trust supporting the post-apartheid transformation of the health system. He practised as a medical doctor in both the UK and South Africa, before moving into public health. He has a Masters from the University of Cape Town and a doctorate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He initiated and co-managed the publication of the first two Global Health Watch books (also known as alternative world health reports) and is a former trustee and current advisor to the Centre for Health in the Public Interest, an independent think tank promoting a vision of health and social care based on accountability and the public interest in the UK.


Decolonizing Knowledge Production and Utilization

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