London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr. Anne Mills became interested in health economics immediately after her first degree, in history and economics at Oxford, when she was offered the position of economist in the Ministry of Health in Malawi. After 2 years there, she returned to the UK to do a postgraduate qualification in health economics, and then spent 3 years researching the planning system of the UK NHS. A post of lecturer in the LSHTM turned up just at the right time, and she has been there ever since including completing her PhD on malaria in Nepal, 4 years in a joint post with LSE, and from 1990-2010, Director of the Health Economics and Financing Programme, which was supported by a variety of research grants from funders such as DFID, the Wellcome Trust, EU and WHO. In 2006 she became Head of the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, in 2011 she took up the position of Vice-Director, and in 2014 her role was renamed Deputy Director and Provost. In 2014 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society and was made a Dame in the 2015 New Year's Honours.