Robin Gauld is the Director of the Centre for Health Systems that spans the Otago Medical and Business schools.
Robin is a Senior Fellow at the Boston University Health Policy Institute, and was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in 2008–2009 working with colleagues from Boston University and Harvard University. Past positions include lecturing and research posts at the University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong. He has also taught at the University of Texas and Harvard University.
Current research interests include comparative health policy, health system and quality improvement, clinical governance, primary care, population based health funding formulas, and health information technology.
Robin has authored over 85 peer-reviewed journal articles and several books and chapters. His book The New Health Policy (Open University Press, 2009) was awarded First Prize in the Health and Social Care category at the 2010 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. Other recent books include Revolving Doors: New Zealand's Health Reforms - the Continuing Saga (Institute of Policy Studies and Health Services Research Centre, 2009), The Age of Supported Independence co-authored with Beatrice Hale and Patrick Barrett (Springer, 2010), Health Care Systems in Asia and Europe co-edited with Christian Aspalter and Uchida Yasuo (Routledge, 2011), and Democratic Governance in Health co-authored with Miriam Laugesen (Otago University Press, 2012).
Robin has a PhD in public administration from the University of Hong Kong, and a master's degree with distinction and first class honours degree from Victoria University of Wellington.