Dr Benjamin Hunter

  • Lecturer (Economic & Social History)

Biography

I joined Glasgow in 2023 as Lecturer in International Political Economy. My interests centre on the political economy of global development and how changes taking place in the healthcare sector reflect wider trends in society. Current research includes work on:

  • access to services in social sectors and the use of networks and brokers;
  • features of a globalised commercial healthcare economy, and
  • the growing influence of the private financial services sector in global development.

Prior to joining Glasgow, I was Lecturer in International Development at the University of Sussex and before that Research and Teaching Fellow in the King's College London Department of International Development. I have experience working on research projects in India, China and the UK, and have worked with several multilateral and non-governmental organisations including the World Health Organization, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health. I lead the Unsettling Healthcare initiative (www.unsettlinghealthcare.org).

I hold degrees from the University of Cambridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and King's College London, and have been awarded research grants by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

Research interests

  • international development / international political economy
  • aid, trade and private financing in development
  • market-making in social sectors
  • health, healthcare and global health
  • public services in the UK
  • decentred regulation / regulatory capitalism

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011
Number of items: 28.

2024

Merz, S., Hunter, B. , Bisht, R. and Murray, S. F. (2024) ‘Not in it for huge profits but because it’s right’: the contested moral economies of UK–India exports in health worker education and training. Sociology of Health and Illness, 46(2), pp. 219-235. (doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.13700) (PMID:37578685)

Merz, S., Hunter, B. M. , Murray, S. F. and Bisht, R. (2024) Market making and the production of nurses for export. A case study of India-UK health worker migration. BMJ Global Health, 9(2), e014096. (doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2023-014096) (PMID:38418245) (PMCID:PMC10910680)

2023

Hunter, B. (2023) Investor States: Global Health at The End of Aid. Series: Elements in global development studies. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781009209557 (doi: 10.1017/9781009209564)

2022

George Salter, B., Dong, Y. and Hunter, B. (2022) Constructing healthcare services markets: networks, brokers and the China-England engagement. Globalization and Health, 18(1), 102. (doi: 10.1186/s12992-022-00892-8) (PMID:36494851) (PMCID:PMC9733353)

Hunter, B. , Murray, S. F., Marathe, S. and Chakravarthi, I. (2022) Decentred regulation: the case of private healthcare in India. World Development, 155, 105889. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2022.105889) (PMID:36846632) (PMCID:PMC9941715)

Hunter, B. , Bisht, R. and Murray, S. F. (2022) Neoliberalisation enacted through development aid: the case of health vouchers in India. Critical Public Health, 32(2), pp. 193-205. (doi: 10.1080/09581596.2020.1770695)

Hunter, B. and Shaffer, J. (2022) Human capital, risk and the World Bank’s reintermediation in global development. Third World Quarterly, 43(1), pp. 35-54. (doi: 10.1080/01436597.2021.1953980)

2020

Hunter, B. (2020) Going for brokerage: strategies and strains in commercial healthcare facilitation. Globalization and Health, 16, 49. (doi: 10.1186/s12992-020-00578-z) (PMID:32471459) (PMCID:PMC7260813)

Marathe, S., Hunter, B. , Chakravarthi, I., Shukla, A. and Murray, S. F. (2020) The impacts of corporatisation of healthcare on medical practice and professionals in Maharashtra, India. BMJ Global Health, 5(2), e002026. (doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002026) (PMID:32133190) (PMCID:PMC7042603)

2019

Hunter, B. and Murray, S. F. (2019) Deconstructing the financialization of healthcare. Development and Change, 50(5), pp. 1263-1287. (doi: 10.1111/dech.12517)

Chakravarthi, I. and Hunter, B. (2019) Witness Seminar on Private Healthcare Sector in Pune and Mumbai since the 1980s. Held on 24th June 2018, Mumbai. Organized by SATHI, Pune and King’s College London. Transcript edited by Indira Chakravarthi and Benjamin M. Hunter. Other. SATHI (Support for Advocacy & Training to Health Initiatives).

Chakravarthi, I. and Hunter, B. (2019) Witness Seminar on Regulation of formal private healthcare providers in Maharashtra. Organized by SATHI, Pune and King’s College London. Transcript edited by Indira Chakravarthi and Benjamin M. Hunter. Other. SATHI (Support for Advocacy & Training to Health Initiatives).

Hunter, B. (2019) Global actors, their priorities and local ‘partnerships’: a case study of USAID’s Sambhav scheme in Uttar Pradesh, India. In: Kapilashrami, A. and Baru, R. V. (eds.) Global Health Governance and Commercialisation of Public Health in India: Actors, Institutions and the Dialectics of Global and Local. Routledge: London.

2018

Hunter, B. (2018) Brokerage in commercialised healthcare systems: a conceptual framework and empirical evidence from Uttar Pradesh. Social Science and Medicine, 202, pp. 128-135. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.03.004) (PMID:29524868)

2017

Hunter, B. and Murray, S. F. (2017) Demand-side financing for maternal and newborn health: what do we know about factors that affect implementation of cash transfers and voucher programmes? BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17, 262. (doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1445-y) (PMID:28854877) (PMCID:PMC5577737)

Hunter, B. , Harrison, S., Portela, A. and Bick, D. (2017) The effects of cash transfers and vouchers on the use and quality of maternity care services: a systematic review. PLoS ONE, 12(3), e0173068. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173068) (PMID:28328940) (PMCID:PMC5362260)

Gideon, J., Hunter, B. and Murray, S. F. (2017) Public-private partnerships in sexual and reproductive healthcare provision: establishing a gender analysis. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 33(2), pp. 166-180. (doi: 10.1080/21699763.2017.1329157)

2016

Bridge, J., Hunter, B. , Albers, E., Cook, C., Guarinieri, M., Lazarus, J. V., MacAllister, J., McLean, S. and Wolfe, D. (2016) The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's investments in harm reduction through the rounds-based funding model (2002-2014). International Journal of Drug Policy, 27, pp. 132-137. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.08.001) (PMID:26342275)

2015

Dennick, K., Sturt, J., Hessler, D., Purssell, E., Hunter, B. , Oliver, J. and Fisher, L. (2015) High rates of elevated diabetes distress in research populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Diabetes Nursing, 12(3), pp. 93-107. (doi: 10.1080/20573316.2016.1202497)

Hunter, B. and Murray, S. F. (2015) "Beyond aid" investments in private healthcare in developing countries. British Medical Journal, 351, h3012. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.h3012) (PMID:26156963)

Stuart, J., Dennick, K., Hessler, D., Hunter, B. M. , Oliver, J. and Fisher, L. (2015) Effective interventions for reducing diabetes distress: systematic review and meta-analysis. International Diabetes Nursing, 12(2), pp. 40-55. (doi: 10.1179/2057332415y.0000000004)

2014

Hunter, B. M. , Requejo, J. H., Pope, I., Daelmans, B. and Murray, S. F. (2014) National health policy-makers' views on the clarity and utility of Countdown to 2015 country profiles and reports: findings from two exploratory qualitative studies. Health Research Policy and Systems, 12, 40. (doi: 10.1186/1478-4505-12-40)

Murray, S. F., Hunter, B. , Bisht, R., Ensor, T. and Bick, D. (2014) Effects of demand-side financing on utilisation, experiences and outcomes of maternity care in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14, 30. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-30) (PMID:24438560) (PMCID:PMC3897964)

Hunter, B. , Chakravarthi, I., Bisht, R. and Murray, S. F. (2014) Demand-side financing and promotion of maternal health: what has India learnt? Economic and Political Weekly, 49(2), pp. 66-73.

2012

Bridge, J., Hunter, B. M. , Atun, R. and Lazarus, J. V. (2012) Global Fund investments in harm reduction from 2002 to 2009. International Journal of Drug Policy, 23(4), pp. 279-285. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2012.01.013) (PMID:22421551)

Murray, S. F., Hunter, B. , Bisht, R., Ensor, T. and Bick, D. (2012) Demand-side financing measures to increase maternal health service utilisation and improve health outcomes: a systematic review of evidence from low- and middle-income countries. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 10(58), pp. 4165-4567. (doi: 10.11124/jbisrir-2012-408) (PMID:27820523)

2011

Adisasmito, W., Hunter, B. , Krumkamp, R., Latief, K., Rudge, J., Hanvoravongchai, P. and Coker, R. (2011) Pandemic influenza and health system resource gaps in Bali: an analysis through a resource transmission dynamics model. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27(2), NP713-NP733. (doi: 10.1177/1010539511421365) (PMID:22087040)

Coker, R. J., Hunter, B. M. , Rudge, J. W., Liverani, M. and Hanvoravongchai, P. (2011) Emerging infectious diseases in southeast Asia: regional challenges to control. Lancet, 377(9765), pp. 599-609. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62004-1) (PMID:21269678) (PMCID:PMC7159088)

This list was generated on Thu Jul 18 12:25:07 2024 BST.
Number of items: 28.

Articles

Merz, S., Hunter, B. , Bisht, R. and Murray, S. F. (2024) ‘Not in it for huge profits but because it’s right’: the contested moral economies of UK–India exports in health worker education and training. Sociology of Health and Illness, 46(2), pp. 219-235. (doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.13700) (PMID:37578685)

Merz, S., Hunter, B. M. , Murray, S. F. and Bisht, R. (2024) Market making and the production of nurses for export. A case study of India-UK health worker migration. BMJ Global Health, 9(2), e014096. (doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2023-014096) (PMID:38418245) (PMCID:PMC10910680)

George Salter, B., Dong, Y. and Hunter, B. (2022) Constructing healthcare services markets: networks, brokers and the China-England engagement. Globalization and Health, 18(1), 102. (doi: 10.1186/s12992-022-00892-8) (PMID:36494851) (PMCID:PMC9733353)

Hunter, B. , Murray, S. F., Marathe, S. and Chakravarthi, I. (2022) Decentred regulation: the case of private healthcare in India. World Development, 155, 105889. (doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2022.105889) (PMID:36846632) (PMCID:PMC9941715)

Hunter, B. , Bisht, R. and Murray, S. F. (2022) Neoliberalisation enacted through development aid: the case of health vouchers in India. Critical Public Health, 32(2), pp. 193-205. (doi: 10.1080/09581596.2020.1770695)

Hunter, B. and Shaffer, J. (2022) Human capital, risk and the World Bank’s reintermediation in global development. Third World Quarterly, 43(1), pp. 35-54. (doi: 10.1080/01436597.2021.1953980)

Hunter, B. (2020) Going for brokerage: strategies and strains in commercial healthcare facilitation. Globalization and Health, 16, 49. (doi: 10.1186/s12992-020-00578-z) (PMID:32471459) (PMCID:PMC7260813)

Marathe, S., Hunter, B. , Chakravarthi, I., Shukla, A. and Murray, S. F. (2020) The impacts of corporatisation of healthcare on medical practice and professionals in Maharashtra, India. BMJ Global Health, 5(2), e002026. (doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002026) (PMID:32133190) (PMCID:PMC7042603)

Hunter, B. and Murray, S. F. (2019) Deconstructing the financialization of healthcare. Development and Change, 50(5), pp. 1263-1287. (doi: 10.1111/dech.12517)

Hunter, B. (2018) Brokerage in commercialised healthcare systems: a conceptual framework and empirical evidence from Uttar Pradesh. Social Science and Medicine, 202, pp. 128-135. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.03.004) (PMID:29524868)

Hunter, B. and Murray, S. F. (2017) Demand-side financing for maternal and newborn health: what do we know about factors that affect implementation of cash transfers and voucher programmes? BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17, 262. (doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1445-y) (PMID:28854877) (PMCID:PMC5577737)

Hunter, B. , Harrison, S., Portela, A. and Bick, D. (2017) The effects of cash transfers and vouchers on the use and quality of maternity care services: a systematic review. PLoS ONE, 12(3), e0173068. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173068) (PMID:28328940) (PMCID:PMC5362260)

Gideon, J., Hunter, B. and Murray, S. F. (2017) Public-private partnerships in sexual and reproductive healthcare provision: establishing a gender analysis. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 33(2), pp. 166-180. (doi: 10.1080/21699763.2017.1329157)

Bridge, J., Hunter, B. , Albers, E., Cook, C., Guarinieri, M., Lazarus, J. V., MacAllister, J., McLean, S. and Wolfe, D. (2016) The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's investments in harm reduction through the rounds-based funding model (2002-2014). International Journal of Drug Policy, 27, pp. 132-137. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.08.001) (PMID:26342275)

Dennick, K., Sturt, J., Hessler, D., Purssell, E., Hunter, B. , Oliver, J. and Fisher, L. (2015) High rates of elevated diabetes distress in research populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Diabetes Nursing, 12(3), pp. 93-107. (doi: 10.1080/20573316.2016.1202497)

Hunter, B. and Murray, S. F. (2015) "Beyond aid" investments in private healthcare in developing countries. British Medical Journal, 351, h3012. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.h3012) (PMID:26156963)

Stuart, J., Dennick, K., Hessler, D., Hunter, B. M. , Oliver, J. and Fisher, L. (2015) Effective interventions for reducing diabetes distress: systematic review and meta-analysis. International Diabetes Nursing, 12(2), pp. 40-55. (doi: 10.1179/2057332415y.0000000004)

Hunter, B. M. , Requejo, J. H., Pope, I., Daelmans, B. and Murray, S. F. (2014) National health policy-makers' views on the clarity and utility of Countdown to 2015 country profiles and reports: findings from two exploratory qualitative studies. Health Research Policy and Systems, 12, 40. (doi: 10.1186/1478-4505-12-40)

Murray, S. F., Hunter, B. , Bisht, R., Ensor, T. and Bick, D. (2014) Effects of demand-side financing on utilisation, experiences and outcomes of maternity care in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14, 30. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-30) (PMID:24438560) (PMCID:PMC3897964)

Hunter, B. , Chakravarthi, I., Bisht, R. and Murray, S. F. (2014) Demand-side financing and promotion of maternal health: what has India learnt? Economic and Political Weekly, 49(2), pp. 66-73.

Bridge, J., Hunter, B. M. , Atun, R. and Lazarus, J. V. (2012) Global Fund investments in harm reduction from 2002 to 2009. International Journal of Drug Policy, 23(4), pp. 279-285. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2012.01.013) (PMID:22421551)

Murray, S. F., Hunter, B. , Bisht, R., Ensor, T. and Bick, D. (2012) Demand-side financing measures to increase maternal health service utilisation and improve health outcomes: a systematic review of evidence from low- and middle-income countries. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 10(58), pp. 4165-4567. (doi: 10.11124/jbisrir-2012-408) (PMID:27820523)

Adisasmito, W., Hunter, B. , Krumkamp, R., Latief, K., Rudge, J., Hanvoravongchai, P. and Coker, R. (2011) Pandemic influenza and health system resource gaps in Bali: an analysis through a resource transmission dynamics model. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27(2), NP713-NP733. (doi: 10.1177/1010539511421365) (PMID:22087040)

Coker, R. J., Hunter, B. M. , Rudge, J. W., Liverani, M. and Hanvoravongchai, P. (2011) Emerging infectious diseases in southeast Asia: regional challenges to control. Lancet, 377(9765), pp. 599-609. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62004-1) (PMID:21269678) (PMCID:PMC7159088)

Books

Hunter, B. (2023) Investor States: Global Health at The End of Aid. Series: Elements in global development studies. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781009209557 (doi: 10.1017/9781009209564)

Book Sections

Hunter, B. (2019) Global actors, their priorities and local ‘partnerships’: a case study of USAID’s Sambhav scheme in Uttar Pradesh, India. In: Kapilashrami, A. and Baru, R. V. (eds.) Global Health Governance and Commercialisation of Public Health in India: Actors, Institutions and the Dialectics of Global and Local. Routledge: London.

Research Reports or Papers

Chakravarthi, I. and Hunter, B. (2019) Witness Seminar on Private Healthcare Sector in Pune and Mumbai since the 1980s. Held on 24th June 2018, Mumbai. Organized by SATHI, Pune and King’s College London. Transcript edited by Indira Chakravarthi and Benjamin M. Hunter. Other. SATHI (Support for Advocacy & Training to Health Initiatives).

Chakravarthi, I. and Hunter, B. (2019) Witness Seminar on Regulation of formal private healthcare providers in Maharashtra. Organized by SATHI, Pune and King’s College London. Transcript edited by Indira Chakravarthi and Benjamin M. Hunter. Other. SATHI (Support for Advocacy & Training to Health Initiatives).

This list was generated on Thu Jul 18 12:25:07 2024 BST.

Grants

Co-investigator - Analysing the transnational provisioning of services in the social sector: the case of commercialisation of NHS services in China and India (£722,324). Economic and Social Research Council (2019-2023)

Principal Investigator - Commercial healthcare brokerage: pilot research in Delhi and London (£31,715). Wellcome Trust (2018-2019)

Supervision

Please get in touch if you are interested in doing a PhD that relates to my research interests