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Schematic drawing showing world map with interconnected pointsMonday 19th June -Friday 23rd June 2023
Wolfson College, University of Oxford, Linton Road, Oxford, OX2 6UD

A five-day cross disciplinary intensive course for professionals interested, or currently working in global health related fields including not for profit, public and private sector, medicine, law, administration, social work, allied health and policy and all other related fields. The course will explore the success and challenges of promoting and integrating healthcare provision into diplomatic negotiations globally. 

The course costs £1200 to attend. Email if you would like an informal discussion before applying.


The aim of the course is to provide insight into the application and practice of Global Health Diplomacy (GHD) in five global arenas: international cooperation and global solidarity, global economy, trade and development, global health security, strengthening health systems and addressing inequities to achieve global health targets.

The course will cover:

  • Introduction to global health diplomacy (GHD) & Security
  • Defining the next era of GHD & security (to include stakeholder and donor engagement, external financing and accountability).
  • The art of negotiation (Theory)
  • The art of negotiation (simulated exercise) (with special reference to donor engagement and sensitization of global health interventions to diplomatic and international relations priorities).
  • Decolonizing global health to ensure LMICs play greater roles in governance, financing and in development of the agenda.
  • the role of epidemiology in global health diplomacy and security
  • Climate change and the role of GHD in increasing global migration, widespread breadbasket failure and increasing infectious disease threats.
  • Public Private Partnerships in support of a country’s SDGs
  • Pandemic preparedness and the need for greater global coordination
  • Globalization of mental health

Dr Lyndsay S. Baines, PhD  (joint course leader)

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Dr Lyndsay S. Baines has a background in medical sociology and health psychology. During the Iraq and Afghan War she worked for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine as a healthcare provider and researcher. She lecturers in global health, public health, human security and the psychological aspects of solid organ transplant. 

Email if you would like an informal discussion before applying to attend the course.  

Professor David Kerr, CBE, FMedSCI, FRCP (joint Course Leader)


Professor David Kerr is a cancer researcher and clinician at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford, who specialises in the management of colorectal cancer. He has played a significant role in cancer treatment planning globally including Sierra Leone and Ghana.

Professor Rahul M. Jindal, MD, FRCS, Ph.D. (Tutor)

rahuljindal.jpgProfessor Jindal is an Indian-American transplant surgeon, humanitarian and author who has set up renal replacement programmes in a number of countries, including Guyana. He is also a commissioner at the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights.

Professor Garrett Wallace Brown, PhD

Photo of smiling man wearing a hatProfessor Brown is currently chair in political theory & global health policy at the University of Leeds. Garrett has acted as scientific advisor for governmental and non-governmental health organisations. He has considerable experience in health policy, including global health governance, global health financing, African development and health, SDG 3.8 for universal health coverage, the partnership agenda, health system strengthening, health security, and normative commitments to the health of others.

Dr Sebastian Kevany, MA, MPH, Ph.D. (Tutor)

Photo of smiling man standing in fron f two flags, wearing a garland and white shirt. Dr Sebastian Kevany works at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). He is a specialist in health security, health diplomacy, health as a foreign policy, international relations and global public health. 

Dr Mike Reid, MD. (Tutor)

Smiling man in shirt and jacket. Dr Mike Reid is Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the University of California San Francisco, Center for Global Health Diplomacy, Delivery & Economics and chief Medical Officer of UCSF’s Pandemic Initiative for Equity & Action.

Dr Tyson Welzel, MD. (Tutor)

Smiling man wearing red tie, shirt and jacket. Dr Tyson Welzel is the Group Chief Innovation Officer at Mediclinic International. He is also the founder of the Centre of Excellence for Emergency Medicine in Bern, Germany.

Professor David McCoy, MBBS (Tutor)

Smiling man in blue shirt and glasses. Dr David McCoy is a public health doctor who was until recently was professor of Global Public Health at the Institute of Population Health Sciences within Queen Mary University London. He currently works at the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health as Research Lead – Evidence to Policy.

Professor Thamer Hilfi, MBChB, FICMS, FFPH, JMHPE (Tutor)

Man in red tie, blue lanyard and light blue shirtProfessor Thamer Hilfi is non communicable disease category and health system reform lead at the WHO based in Cairo and Baghdad.