Anand Bhopal


Assistant Professor



Anand Bhopal is a PhD Research Fellow at the Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS), within the Department for Global Health and Primary Care and an affiliate researcher at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) at the University of Bergen. He is a medical doctor and holds a Masters degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health from University College London.

His PhD project explores the intersection of priority setting, climate change and healthcare decarbonisation with a focus on low- and middle-income country perspectives. The project combines theoretical approaches exploring the integration of carbon emissions into healthcare priority setting and qualitative research interviews with health policy makers in countries which have committed to developing a zero carbon healthcare system under the WHO COP26 Health Programme. The aim is to assist policy makers in conceptualising and ultimately prioritising different health and climate related interventions.

Previous positions include working in the Medical Director’s Office of Public Health England (2017-2018) as a participant in the UK National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellowship Scheme and junior researcher at the Unit for Migration Health at the Norwegian Institute for Public Health. He was based at Harvard University as a participant on the Takemi Program in International Health from September 2022 to May 2023.


Selected publications during PhD period:

    Letter to the editor
    Academic article
    Academic literature review
    Short communication

    See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.


    Setting Health Priorities in a Warming Climate (Climate Action Accelerator, Harvard University) 

    Harvard University Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability seed funding grant to explore pathways to low-carbon, high-quality healthcare in low- and middle-income countries. The project will use priority setting tools to model the carbon footprint of healthcare services and interventions along different health investment trajectories.

    Read more about the project: Climate Action Accelerator – Center for Health Decision Science (