Gunnar Ljungqvist

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Gunnar Ljungqvist is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Georgetown
Center for Global Health Science and Security. His research focuses on global
policies relating to access and benefit-sharing (ABS) in the context of
emerging infectious diseases.

Gunnar is a Primary Care Physician in London, UK, with 7 years of experience
working on the frontline of the UK’s National Health Service. He has worked
in a variety of specialties during his Family Medicine residency, including the
Emergency Department at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also has
an interest in humanitarian and catastrophe medicine, earning a Diploma in
the Medical Care of Catastrophes, and another Diploma in Tropical Medicine
& Hygiene. In addition to his NHS work, he has a wealth of international
clinical experience from places such as Japan and Timor-Leste.

Gunnar is also a Public Health Researcher, having worked in Health
Protection for Public Health England, and eventually becoming an Improving
Global Health (IGH) Fellow with Health Education England. This Fellowship
took him to Cambodia, where he worked on improving primary care delivery
and non-communicable diseases in rural communities at a system-wide
level. Gunnar then pursued a Master’s in Health Policy, Planning, and
Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of
Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. At LSE, he researched antimicrobial resistance
(AMR) policy, working with the European Observatory on Health Systems and
Policies to investigate financial incentives to stimulate the antibiotic
development pipeline. His latest collaboration was commissioned by the
World Economic Forum to investigate the socio-economic drivers and
impacts of AMR, with a One Health perspective.