James Buchan

Professor James Buchan

Senior Fellow, The Health Foundation

Prof Buchan is Senior Fellow at the Health Foundation. He is also Adjunct Professor at the WHO Collaborating Centre, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia; and a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
He has specialized in health workforce policy throughout his career. His background includes periods working at a senior level in government in Scotland and Australia. He has also worked for WHO in Geneva and Copenhagen. In recent years he has had extensive experience as a consultant on health workforce policy and planning, in Europe, the Gulf, Asia and the Pacific, for governments and international agencies. He is Editor in Chief of “Human Resources for Health”, the peer reviewed journal affiliated with WHO.