Loraine Hawkins

Visiting Fellow

Loraine has joined the Fund as a Visiting Senior Fellow to look at health care payment systems.

Loraine is a health consultant, specialising in health systems policy. She worked as a Lead Health Specialist for the World Bank in Eastern Europe and East Asia from 1998 to 2006. Since then, she has worked on international health systems in developing and industrialised countries.

Much of her work experience has focused on hospital organisation and payment systems, health system governance, and on the interface between the public health system and wider public expenditure management and governance. Her work outside the World Bank has included secondments to the UK government's Treasury and Department of Health, where she was a member of the strategy unit that developed policy in 2001 to 2002 on autonomous foundation hospitals and case-based-payment reform. She managed the project unit responsible for implementation of hospital payment reform in the Department of Health.

Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked for the New Zealand Government in the Treasury, and the Ministry of Health from 1984 to 1997.