The Department of Global Health & Social Medicine is delighted to announce that Dr. Mauricio Avendano has been promoted to Professor of Public Policy and Global Health. The promotion is in recognition of Dr. Avendano’s outstanding contribution and dedication to research and teaching and to his overall commitment to the Department and to the wider academic community. Panels of experts both within King’s and externally must attest to the quality and impact of his achievements, and the title is conferred by Professor Edward Byrne AC, President & Principal, on behalf of the College Council.
The promotion is effective from 1 September 2017.
Professor Avendano’s research focuses on understanding the long-run impact of macro-economic shocks on the health of older people, and examining the health impact of social policies using longitudinal survey and registry data. His research examines the health impacts of maternity leave policies, unemployment benefit programmes, work flexibility policy, cash transfer programmes and pensions. Professor Avendano has been awarded several grants including a European Research Council grant (ERC, 2011-2016), as well as several grants from the European Commission, the Dutch Scientific Council, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and National Institute on Ageing, and the McArthur Foundation. He has also published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed international journals.
Professor Karen Glaser, Head of the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine commented: “Mauricio Avendano is a world leading researcher with a strong commitment to teaching and to the Department. This promotion is most welcome news, and a significant development in our ambition to strengthen our research and teaching in public policy, global health and ageing.”
Professor Bronwyn Parry, Head of the School of Global Affairs, adds: “The School wishes to congratulate Mauricio Avendano on his promotion, he is an outstanding scholar and a great asset to both the Department and the College.”