Dr. Amirhossein Takian


Email: amir.takian@brunel.ac.uk

School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, London, UK



Lecturer in Health Policy & Health Services Research – Health Studies


Amirhossein Takian is a general practitioner (GP) by training. He holds PhD in Health Policy and Health Services Research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London. In September 2011, he took up the Lectureship in Health Policy & Health Services Research at the School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University London. He was NHIR-funded Research Fellow at the Department of Practice & Policy, the UCL School of Pharmacy, Feb 2009-Sep 2011. Amir was a lead researcher in the national evaluation of the implementation and adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems in the English hospitals. This collaborative/multi centre study was a mixed method evaluation of the most expensive civil information technology (IT) deployment ever undertaken globally. Amir is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK 2012; a member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Iran (2012); a member of advisory group in Health Information Technology, AcademyHealth, USA 2010, and editor of health policy section for the International Journal of Health Policy and Management 2013.

Research Interests

  • IT-enabled transformation of healthcare systems & health information technology.
  • Evidence-based health policy to address the complexities of modern health systems.
  • Primary care & health systems evaluation.
  • Qualitative research and applying principles of social sciences in healthcare.