NOVA University of Lisbon
Gilles Dussault is Professor at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT), Lisbon, Portugal and Coordinator of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Health Workforce Policy and Planning. Before joining IHMT in August 2006, he worked as Senior Health Specialist at the World Bank Institute (Washington D.C.). He was responsible for regional activities of the Health Sector Reform and Sustainable Financing” Program in French, Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries. Between 1985 and 2000, he was Professor and Director of the Department of Health Administration, University of Montreal. He has led and participated in development projects in a number of countries in Europe, Central and South America, South Asia, and West Africa. Between 2002 and 2004, he was a member of the Joint Learning Initiative on Human Resources for Health, a major landscaping and advocacy international initiative launched by the Rockefeller Foundation; he was member of the writing team of the Report Human Resources in Health: Overcoming the Crisis, 2004, (Harvard University Press) (www.globalhealthtrust.org). He has been a member of the Global Advisory Group on Nursing and Midwifery of the World Health Organization and of a number of other international working groups and editorial boards. In recent years, he chaired international evaluation committees of major research organizations in Canada (Canadian Heath Services Research Foundation, Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute- Quebec). He has also participated in various working groups and committees of the World Health Organization. He is a member of advisory groups of professional associations. He has collaborated with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies in a series of Policy Dialogues on the health workforce challenges in the European Union. He is member of editorial committees of peer-reviewed journals. He has published and presented in academic and professional meetings principally on topics related to the planning, regulation and management of the health workforce.