David McCoy is currently a senior clinical associate at
the Centre for International Health and Development at University
College London, where his main areas of research interest are:
- Health systems policy in low income countries
- Maternal health
- Global health governance.
David is a medical doctor, graduating from Southampton
University. He worked as a clinician in the UK for two and a half years
before working in a rural government hospital in northern Kwazulu for a
further two and half years.
He has subsequently worked in the
field of public health and health systems development. He was policy
research fellow at the Child Health Unit of the University of Cape Town
for 18 months, and then spent six years with the Health Systems Trust,
a non-government organisation established in South Africa to develop a
research and evidence base to inform the transformation of the
apartheid health care system.
He has an M.Phil in Maternal
and Child Health from the University of Cape Town and a doctorate from
the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has also
completed specialist training in public health with the UK Royal
College of Physicians, Faculty of Public Health.
He is a member
of the Steering Council for the Peoples' Health Movement and is a
Co-Managing Editor of the Global Health Watch, a triannual publication
of an alternative world health report. He was a member of the RSA's
Commission on Illegal Drugs, and joined the Board of Trustees in