Plenary 2: Changing Politics
Martin McKee is Professor of European Public Health at LSHTM, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He qualified in medicine in Northern Ireland and subsequently trained in public health in London. He manages the largest research team working on the challenges to health and health systems in the countries of central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, co-directing the European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST), a WHO Collaborating Centre. He has published over 530 papers in peer-reviewed journals and he is author or editor of almost 40 books.
His contributions to health policy in Europe have been recognised by election to Fellowship of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, Foreign Associate Membership of Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies of Sciences, and membership of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences. He has also been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Debrecen in Hungary, Maastricht in The Netherlands, and Karlstad in Sweden. He is a visiting professor at the Universities of Belgrade and Zagreb, the London School of Economics, and Taipei Medical University. In 2003 he was awarded the Andrija Stampar medal by the Association of Schools of Public Health in European Region (ASPHER) and in 2005 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to health care in Europe.