Martin McKee is Medical Director and Professor of European Public Health at LSHTM, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Research Director at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
He qualified in medicine in Northern Ireland and subsequently trained in public health in London.
His research focuses on the health effects of major social, political, and economic change, from the collapse of the USSR to Brexit. He has published over 1,100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and he is author or editor of 46 books. He is in the top 1% by citations worldwide in social sciences.
He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research and, in 2015, was the Albert Neuberger lecturer at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
His contributions to health policy in Europe have been recognized by-election to the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, US National Academy of Medicine, and Academia Europaea and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
In 2003 he was awarded the Andrija Stampar medal by the Association of Schools of Public Health in European Region (ASPHER) and in 2005 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to health care in Europe.