• Adjunct Professor, University of Technology, (UTS), Sydney, Australia (WHO Collaborating Centre)
  • Senior Visiting Fellow, The Health Foundation, London
  • Senior Policy Associate, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, WHO, Brussels.
  • Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies, UK
  • Professor, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  • Member, Workforce Planning Group, Scottish Government

Dr. James Buchan is based in the School of Health Sciences. He is also an Associate at the WHO European Observatory on Health Systems, and an adjunct professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the European Health Management Association (EHMA).

Dr. Buchan has thirty years experience of policy research on health sector human resources, specializing in the nursing workforce and in international and  national level strategy, policy and planning; pay, incentives and reward strategy; and labour market analysis.