PhD; MPH; HMPP; Principal Lecturer/Head of Health at London Metropolitan University.
Ruzanna completed her PhD while working as a research officer at Imperial College London. Prior to her employment with ICL, she has been working as an Operations Analyst at the World Bank for five years. She has almost 15 years of experience in the following areas: public health; health systems reforms; health care services management; health planning; policy development; quality assurance; project evaluation; health system research; health insurance; health system rationalization; hospital management; health resource management and planning; health advocacy.She joined London Metropolitan University in May 2006. She provides leadership in developing primary health and social care education, practice and research, leading on quality enhancement by monitoring, supervising and supporting specialist staff and external partners. She also liaises with funders, professional bodies, SHA, NHS and Trusts to enhance and maintain quality standards of professional programmes leading to accredited awards. She also contributes to managing professional programmes ensuring professional standards and strengthening of partnership with commissioners. She supports research activities across the department on public health and community care issues.
The geography of her work experience covers: United Kingdom, Georgia, Armenia, Russian Federation, Countries of Easter Europe and Central Asian Region. Her recent relevant assignments include: stakeholder analysis and policy development through advocacy in HIV/AIDS issues in the Russian Federation (RF MOH/UK DFID Knowledge Programme); health financing and primary health care development (The World Bank); social sector reforms in health, education and social protection (The World Bank); Georgia/ Armenia health financing (TNO Prevention and Health, The Netherlands); evaluation of revolving drug fund (OXFAM); capacity building in social transition (CRS/USAID); training of nurses and midwifes on nutrition, child growth monitoring (Children's' Aid Direct/UK), training of nurses in sick and healthy child monitoring (AmeriCare/USA); research in health insurance mechanisms (Naionwide Financial, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance Companies); health care financing and provider payment mechanisms (State Health Agency, Armenia); quality assurance (Armenia MOH); national survey of diarrhoeal and AIR diseases and breast-feeding (UNICEF).
Ruzanna is a member of UK Public Health Teaching Network and holds Honorary contracts with Imperial College London and Islington NHS Trust.
Dr Ruzanna Gevorgyan
Principal Lecturer/Head of Health