Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sun 07 Nov - Fri 12 Nov, 2010

Vidhya Alakeson Vidhya Alakeson (Resource Specialist)

Country/Region: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Nuffield Trust

Senior Fellow in Health Policy, The Nuffield Trust

Biography:
Vidhya Alakeson is a Senior Fellow in Health Policy at the Nuffield Trust where she is responsible for developing the Trust's comparative international health policy work. Prior to joining the Trust, Vidhya worked as a policy analyst for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, having first moved to the US in 2006 as a Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy.

Prior to moving to the US, Vidhya worked as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Public Services Team at HM Treasury and also undertook a secondment at the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit. Before moving into government, she worked in several think tanks, including as a Senior Research Fellow at the Social Market Foundation. She was educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. Alongside international health policy, Vidhya's principal areas of interest are individual commissioning and patient health budgets, mental health, social care financing and integrated care.

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SESSION BLOG: The Nuffield Trust/ Health Care Reform - Lessons from international experience (Vidhya Alakeson)