Castelli Michele

 He is a health policy and systems researcher with a background in political science and social science and PhD in Health Policy and Management, with a particular expertise on comparative health systems analysis, health policy analysis, health services evaluation and global health. 

He has been involved in several research projects and have worked with different partners, including the Italian and English National Health Service, local governments, international organisations and academic institutions in both developed and developing countries. I’m a member of several international health policy networks. 

He has experience in developing policy analysis and conducting mixed method research (mostly qualitative), and particularly interested in the intersection between health policy, socio/political determinants of health, health systems, and global health phenomena. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

Senior Lecturer in Health Policy and Systems. 

Member of the Social Determinants and Health Inequalities research team. Degree Programme Director for the Public Health, Health Services Research and Global Public Health postgraduate programmes of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Module Leader of the ‘Introduction to Health Policy and Systems’ and ‘Health Care Quality’ modules within these programmes 


Doctorate in Healthcare Policy and Management, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy, 2009
Master Degree in Health Statistics, University of Milan Bicocca, Milan, Italy, 2006
BA (Hons) Political Science, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy, 2004
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, Durham University, 2014 

Previous academic positions 

2012 – 2017 Lecturer International Health Policy and Systems – Durham University
2009 – 2012 Post Doc in Healthcare Management and Policy – CRISP (Interuniversity research centre on public services), University of Milan Bicocca 


  • European Health Policy Group 
  • Health Policy and Politics Network 
  • Strategic advisory team of the “Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research” group within the Health Systems Global Association 
  • European Young Forum Gastein 


ultimo aggiornamento: 1 June 2023