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Meet the Harkness Fellows

The Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice provide a unique opportunity for midcareer health services researchers and practitioners from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom to spend up to 12 months in the United States, conducting original research and working with leading U.S. health policy experts.

Profiles for the 2023–24 Harkness Fellows are featured here, and our Senior Fellows (alumni) are searchable below.

Current Harkness Fellows

Vageesh Jain

2023–24 U.K. Harkness Fellow; Public Health Specialist Registrar (ST5), Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office

Sidra Khan-Gökkaya

2023–24 German Harkness Fellow; Integration and Antiracism Officer, University Medical Center Hamburg–Eppendorf 

Louise Kuraia

Ngāpuhi, Whakatōhea, Ngāi Tai ki Tainui; 2023–24 Aotearoa New Zealand Harkness Fellow; Chief Advisor, Māori Crown Relations, Māori Health Directorate, Ministry of Health

Clémence Marty-Chastan

2023–24 French Harkness Fellow; Head of Strategy and Transformation, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris (AP–HP)

Gerald McKinley

2023–24 Canadian Harkness Fellow; Assistant Professor, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Ontario

Faye McMillan

Wiradjuri yinaa of the Wiradjuri Nation; 2023–24 Australian Harkness Fellow; Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner (First Nation and Allied Health); Professor of Indigenous Health, University of Technology Sydney 

Laure Millet

2023–24 French Harkness Fellow; Head of the Healthcare and Social Policy Program, Institut Montaigne

Reuben Ng

2023–24 Singapore Harkness Fellow; Assistant Professor and Head of the Data Innovation Group, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Lead Scientist, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore

Lucy Orr-Ewing

2023–24 U.K. Harkness Fellow; Head of Strategy for the Federated Data Platform Programme, NHS England

Iselin Dahlen Syversen

2023–24 Norwegian Harkness Fellow; Head, Department of Negotiation, Norwegian Hospital Procurement Trust

Joseph Tay Wee Teck (Joe Tay)

2023–24 U.K. Harkness Fellow; Clinical Services Director, Forward Leeds; Project Lead, Digital Health Interventions in Addiction Services (digitAS)

Claire Wilson

2023–24 U.K. Harkness Fellow; NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, Kings College London; Specialist Registrar in Psychiatry, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust