HomeAboutFaculty DirectoryLEGIDO-QUIGLEY Helena



  • NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Research Areas:

  • Health systems research on chronic conditions and integration of services.
  • The use and implementation of clinical guidelines
  • Implementation and development of health policy on quality of health care and ehealth.
  • The effect of the financial crisis and austerity measures on health and health care systems.
  • The future of the global health architecture particularly focusing on the AIDS response and South East Asia.
  • Health care experiences of migrant populations.
  • The future of health in Africa

Academic/Professional Qualifications: 

  • BSc (Sociology) from the University of Barcelona/University of Reading
  • MSc (Policy Studies) from the University of Edinburgh
  • PhD from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Career History:

  • 2015-present, SAW SWEE HOCK SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Associate Professor
  • 2012 – 2015, LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE, Lecturer in Global Health, Director’s Office
  • 2010-2012, LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE, Research Fellow, Department of Health Services Research and Policy
  • 2004-2008, LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE, Research Fellow, Department of Health Services Research and Policy
  • 2002-2003, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, Institute for Development Policy and Management, Research Officer        
  • 2000-2002, ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH CARE CENTRE, Sizanani Village Trust, South Africa, AIDS Programme Manager                

Key Selected Publications: 

  1. Hasan, N., Curran, S., Jhass, A., Poduval, S., Legido-Quigley, H., Nigel Crisp (2015) “the UK’s strong contribution to health Globally”, the Lancet, 386, No. 9989: 117-118, 11 July 2015.
  2. Jones, A., Howard, N., Legido-Quigley, H., “Exploring the Feasibility of Health Systems Strengthening in the Context of South Sudan”, BMJ Open, 2015 Dec 23;5(12):e009296.
  3. Piot, P., Abdool Karim, SS., Hecht, R., Legido-Quigley, H. et al, (2015) “Defeating AIDS, advancing Global Health”, the Lancet, 386(9989):171-218, 2015 Jul 11.
  4. Legido-Quigley, H., Camacho-López, J., López-Jaramilo, P., Balabanova, D., Perel, P., Yusuf, S., Mckee, M., (2015) “Patients’ knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and health care experiences on the prevention, detection, management and control of hypertension in Colombia: a qualitative study” PLOS One, 2015 Apr 24;10(4):e0122112. 
  5. Poduval, S., Howard, N., McKee, M. and H. Legido-Quigley (2015), “The experience of undocumented migrants accessing primary care in the UK: a qualitative study”, TheInternational Journal of Health Services, 0(0) 1–14.
  6. Legido-Quigley, H., McKee, M. and J. Green (2014), “Trust, confidence and familiarity in health care systems: a case study of British pensioners moving to Spain, Sociology of Health and Illness, 36(8):1243-58.
  7. Legido-Quigley, H., Urdaneta, E., Gonzalez, A., Otero, L., la Parra, D., Muntaner, C., Alvarez-Dardet, C., Martin-Moreno, J., M. McKee (2013), The erosion of Universal Health Coverage in Spain, The Lancet, 382: 1978.
  8. Maimaris, W., Paty, J., Perel, P., Legido-Quigley, H., Balabanova, D., Nieuwlaat, R., M. McKee (2013), The Influence of Health Systems on Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control: A Systematic Literature Review. PLOS Medicine Doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001490.
  9. Legido-Quigley, H., Otero, L., la Parra, D., Alvarez-Dardet, C., Martin-Moreno, J., M. McKee (2013) “Will austerity cuts dismantle the Spanish healthcare system?” BMJ, 346:f2363.
  10. Risso-Gill I., McKee, M., Piot, P., Coker, R., H. Legido-Quigley (2013) “Health System Strengthening in Myanmar during political reforms: perspectives from international agencies”, Health Policy and Planning, 29, 1-9. 
  11. Legido-Quigley, H., Montgomery, C., Palwasha, K., Atun, R., Fakoya, A., Haileyesus, G., A. Grant (2013) “Integrating tuberculosis and HIV services in low- and middle- income countries: a systematic review”, Tropical Medicine International Health 18(2):199-211.
  12. Legido-Quigley, H., Glinos, I., Baeten, R., McKee, M., R. Busse (2012) “Analysing arrangements for cross-border mobility of patients in the European Union: A proposal for a framework” Health Policy, 108(1):27-36.
  13. Saliba, V., Legido-Quigley, H., Hallik, R., Aaviksoo, A., Car, J., M. McKee (2012) “Telemedicine across borders: A systematic review of factors that hinder or support implementation”, International Journal Medical Informatics 81(12):793-809.
  14. Legido-Quigley, H., Panteli, D., Brusamento, S., Knai, C., Saliba, V., Turk, E., Sole, M., Agustin, U., Car, J., McKee, M., R. Busse (2012) “Preventing and managing chronic conditions: Mapping the role of clinical guidelines in the European Union”, Health Policy, 107(2-3):146-56.
  15. Legido-Quigley, H. and M. McKee (2012) “Health, healthcare and social fields in the context of international retirement migration”, Heath and Place 18(6):1209-16.
  16. Legido-Quigley, H., Nolte, E., Green, J., la Parra, D., M. McKee (2012) “The Health Care Experiences of British Pensioners migrating to Spain: a qualitative study” Health Policy 105(1), 46-54.
  17. Legido-Quigley, H., Passarani, I., Knai, C., Busse, R., Palm, W., Wismar, M., M. McKee (2011) "Cross-border healthcare in Europe: clarifying patients' rights." BMJ 342: 364-367.
  18. Legido-Quigley, H. and M. McKee (2010) “Patients seeking treatment abroad: Another challenge for general practice commissioning” BMJ, 341:845-846.
  19. Legido-Quigley, H., McKee, M., Walshe, K., Suñol, R., Nolte, E., and N. Klazinga (2008). "How can quality of health care be safeguarded across the European Union?" BMJ 336: 920-923.
  20. Legido-Quigley, H., Glinos, I., Baeten, R., and M. McKee (2007). "Patient Mobility in the European Union." BMJ 334: 188-190.
Associate Professor
Email helena_legido_quigley@nuhs.edu.sg
Tel (65) 6601 5199


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