Steve Thomas, PhD, MSc, MA

Professor of Health Policy

We need to design and implement health systems that are affordable and accessible to everyone.

Current Work

Steve is the Edward Kennedy Chair of Health Policy and Management at Trinity College Dublin.

Personal Hero

William Wilberforce

Words of Strength

Strategic vision, mentoring and empowering

Vision

To reduce the scale and impact of dementia we need to design and implement health systems that are affordable and accessible to everyone.

Strategy

Steve is a health economist and health systems analyst who is pioneering work on improving the resilience of health systems to provide universal healthcare even when undergoing shocks such as COVID 19.

Motivation

Steve is using his international expertise in health system design and in policy development to empower Atlantic Fellows at GBHI to facilitate the changes required to improve brain health in their own countries.

Education & Experience

Steve conducted his undergraduate degree at Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and also received his Master's degree at Oxford University, in Development Economics. He went on to complete his PhD at the University of Cape Town. After seven years as a Senior Lecturer at University of Cape Town he joined Trinity College Dublin in 2005. He is now the Director of the Centre for Health Policy and Management and the Edward Kennedy Chair of Health Policy and Management at Trinity College Dublin.

Awards & Honors

Steve was recently awarded a Irish Health Research Board, Research Leader Award