James Buchan

UTS Australia


rof Buchan has specialized in health workforce policy and analysis throughout his career. He has frequently participated in AAAH meetings. He is Editor in Chief of “Human Resources for Health” the peer reviewed journal affiliated with WHO. He is also Associate Professor at UTS in Sydney, Australia, and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Health Foundation in London. His background includes periods working as a senior manager in the National Health Service in Scotland, his home country; senior policy analyst at the Royal College of Nursing, (RCN), UK; and as a specialist adviser to Health Workforce Australia, a federal government agency. He has also worked for WHO in Geneva and Copenhagen, He currently works as a consultant on HRH policy issues in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, for governments and international agencies such as WHO, World Bank and ICN.