Professor Ellen Nolte


of Health Services and Systems Research


15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+44 207 927 2280

My background is in public health, with a Masters degree (MPH) from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, and a PhD at the LSHTM. I previously led the two London offices of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies at the LSHTM and the LSE, and before that, I led the Health and Healthcare Policy Programme at RAND Europe, Cambridge, where I also co-directed the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research.

I am co-editor of the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy.


Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


Centre for Global Chronic Conditions


I teach on Issues in Public Health, Health Systems and the DL Global Health Policy as organiser of the Research Design and Methods for the Analysis of Global Health Policy module.


My main interest and expertise is in health systems research, international health care comparisons and performance assessment. Over the past decade I led a programme of work around international health care comparisons and developed an internationally recognised research portfolio around innovative service models that seek to better meet the needs of people with complex and long-term health problems, with a particular focus on care coordination and integration within and across sectors. A parallel strand of work has involved advancing the development of metrics to assess the impact of health systems on population health, in particular around avoidable mortality. I currently lead a project that seeks to better understand the role of health system factors and international variation in cancer survival as part of the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership.

Research Area
Health care policy
Health policy
Health services research
Health systems
Public health
Quality improvement
International comparisons
Policy analysis
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
European Union
OECD members

Selected Publications

Quality of care assessment for people with multimorbidity.
Valderas JM; Gangannagaripalli J; Nolte E; Boyd CM; Roland M; Sarria-Santamera A; Jones E; Rijken M
Journal of Internal Medicine
Handbook integrated care
Amelung VE; Stein V; Goodwin N; Balicer R; Nolte E; Suter E
Community hospitals and their services in the NHS: identifying transferable learning from international developments – scoping review, systematic review, country reports and case studies
Pitchforth E; Nolte E; Corbett J; Miani C; Winpenny E; van Teijlingen E; Elmore N; King S; Ball S; Miler J
Health Services and Delivery Research
Implementing integrated care: A synthesis of experiences in three European countries
Nolte E; Frølich A; Hildebrandt H; Pimperl A; Schulpen GJ; Vrijhoef HJM
International Journal of Care Coordination
Delivering the aims of the Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care: understanding their strategies and contributions.
Soper B; Hinrichs S; Drabble S; Yaqub O; Marjanovic S; Hanney S; Nolte E
Health Services and Delivery Research
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