Global Health Services Research

Global health services research is an important emerging research area that integrates issues of public policy and health services development.

With a particular focus on the mobility of health professionals, we focus on issues of immigration, expatriation, cross-cultural adjustment, as well as professional recognition and knowledge transfers across borders. Cognizant that the international medical graduates represent a brain gain for their home country and a brain gain for their host country, we investigate health worker expatriation from a multi-lens perspective.

Through our international PHD candidates we are also active on research projects examining health reforms in the Middle-East, China and Iran.

Dr Malik of Newcastle Business School, also leads a stream of research on human resources for Health Care in India, focusing on the unique challenges of the emerging economy context.

Our collaborator, Professor Ivy Bourgeault (Tefler School of Management and Institute of Health, University of Ottawa) recently presented on the contrasting perspectives of 'source' and 'destination' countries on the migration of skilled health workers.

Research Team

A recent publication for your interest:

  • Malik, A., Boyle, B., & Mitchell, R. (2017). Contextual ambidexterity and innovation in healthcare in India: The role of HRM. Personnel Review, 46(7), 1358-1380. Link to Article

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