Professor Diane McInytre

Professor Diane McIntyre is a professor in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine and was the founding director of the Health Economics Unit.  She holds a South African Research Chair in ‘Health and Wealth’, and was recently elected as a Foreign Associate to the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Professor McIntyre has provided extensive, high-level policy inputs within South Africa and other African countries, particularly in relation to health care financing issues, including contributing to the development of the National Health Insurance policy.  

Her current focus is on conceptual and empirical research around how to achieve universal coverage in low- and middle-income countries. She has also been centrally involved in developing health economics capacity within the African region.