Christine Merkel

Christine Merkel

Associate Director of Research and Policy; Programme Lead, health system readiness

‘I enjoy working with different stakeholders and partners to reach a consensus position, and forming a strong platform to effect real change in health policy.’

 

Christine joined The Health Policy Partnership in September 2015, and has been Associate Director of Research and Policy since October 2019. She is the Programme Lead for health system readiness.

Christine specialises in establishing multi-year networks, leading multidisciplinary workshops and overall project management and leadership. She also has extensive experience in developing policy engagement and dissemination strategies. In addition to her primary functions, Christine supports wider HPP initiatives including mentoring members of the Research and Policy team and supporting the development of internal processes and protocols.

During her time at HPP, Christine has led work on radioligand therapy, multiple sclerosis and cardiovascular disease. She has also been involved in work on rare diseases, thyroid disease, childhood epilepsy and other disease areas. Her projects have spanned Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the US.

Christine holds a Master’s in Global Health and Development from University College London, and a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of St Andrews. In 2017, she was awarded the Project Management Qualification from the Association for Project Management (APM).