Centre for Health Policy and Systems

A well-functioning, equitable health system relies on interdisciplinary collaboration and is intertwined with various aspects of society for the betterment of human life.


  • Health Seeking Pathways in Four Indian States (4IS)

    This study aims to provide an understanding of health seeking behaviour in two States with low levels of health system development: Odisha and Uttar Pradesh; and two with higher levels of health system development: Maharashtra and Punjab’. The study sheds light on the questions of out-of-pocket spending, catastrophic health expenditure and distress financing, and treatment...   Read More


  • 2716Projects

    Barbara McPake is Professor, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne and Professor at NCAER. Prior to this, she was Director of the Nossal Institute (2014-23) and the Institute for International Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (2005-2014); Programme Director, Health Systems Development Knowledge Programme (2001-6) and Head of Health Policy Unit (2001-4)...   Read More

  • 2712Projects

    Sumit Kane is a Professor at the Nossal Institute of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and Professor at NCAER. His research focus is on low and middle-income country societies and health systems transitioning to a post-service availability phase. His research examines the questions these transitions raise for health systems. Prof Kane has...   Read More

  • 2717Projects

    Ajay Mahal is a Professor of Health Economics and Global Health Systems Research at the Nossal Institute for Global Health in the University of Melbourne and Professor at NCAER. From 2010 until 2015, he was the Alan and Elizabeth Finkel Chair of Global Health and Professor at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine...   Read More

  • 2272Projects

    Prabir Kumar Ghosh is a Senior Fellow at NCAER. Currently, he is involved in coordinating all-India level survey work and analysis of large scale primary data. His research interests include development economics, human development, income, expenditure, poverty & nutrition, demography, and budgetary analysis on social sector & poverty alleviation programs.