Professor Ewan Wilkinson

Visiting Professor of International Public Health

I am a public health doctor with over 25 years experience in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. I understand the public health challenges in low income countries, having worked for 6 years as a District Medical Officer in Malawi.

Through 15 years as a senior public health doctor and manager in the NHS I have become a recognised expert in non-communicable diseases, using research evidence, modelling and monitoring and evaluation in the prevention and management of diseases such as cardiovascular disease.

I am now working with a number of sites in low and middle income countries to see how to improve the delivery of health services.




I will be contributing to the teaching on the Masters in Public Health course and the MBA in Healthcare Management.


My research interests are in using available data to enhance the understanding of local health systems, and modelling demands and impacts of interventions to assess likely health outcomes.

I am also interested in how we apply the considerable evidence of what interventions work more systematically in resource poor situations, where it could have a large impact.

Published work

Perigo G, Callaghan S, Wilkinson E, “Commissioning for Outcomes: A resource guide for commissioners of Health and Social Care” April 2012 . Downloaded over 1500 times (

Wilkinson E,  Oral zinc for arterial and venous leg ulcers.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8: CD001273. 2012

Gardner K, Wilkinson E.  Vitamin D – Time to see the Light. Health Inequalities 2012 2: 30-1