Harry Coleman


Harry completed his master’s degree (MSc.) in Global Health from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he is currently finishing a PhD.

His PhD focuses on the relationship between housing insecurity (primarily, homelessness) and health, and interventions in healthcare outreach, local policy and advocacy that can leaven the ill health and social disadvantage associated with inadequate housing conditions. The research was engaged with the Centre for Equity Studies in New Delhi, India that manages healthcare outreach teams for homeless persons.

Harry is interested in health policy and systems research, financing, novel service delivery approaches, governance and institutional arrangements, and integrating social science theory, mixed methods and participatory action research to strengthen global and local health systems.

Harry is involved with KIT’s portfolio of health financing projects, and also looking at research and learning within ASCEND (Accelerating Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases) Lot 1 countries; particularly in the context of disruption to community health worker activities due to Covid-19.