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Gilles Dussault

Invited Cathedratic Professor



1981- Ph.D., (sociology), University of London (Bedford College), London, England, (Scholarship, Human Sciences Research Council, Canada, 1978-1981).

1974- M.A., (sociology), Université Laval, Québec, Canada.


Research Interests

Production processes and use of health services, human resources for health development, regulation of health professionals, training of health services managers.

Interesses na Investigação

Os processos de produção e utilização dos serviços de saúde; desenvolvimento dos recursos humanos em saúde, regulação do trabalho em saúde; formação dos gestores dos serviços de saúde



·         The feasibility of the expansion of nurses’ role in Portugal (World Health Organization)

·         Mobility of health professionals in Portugal (European Commission, FP7Program).

·         The situation of the health workforce in the Portuguese-speaking African countries (World Health Organization)

·         The impact of Global Health Initiatives on the health sector in Angola, Mozambique and South Africa (European Commission, FP6Program).

·         Scaling up the health workforce in low-income countries (International Center for Human Resources in Nursing).

Most recent and relevant publications

(2010) Dussault, G., Fronteira, I., (dir.) Análise dos recursos humanos da saúde (RHS) nos países africanos de língua oficial portuguesa (PALOP) (The situation of the health workforce in the PALOPS), WHO,  Human Resources for Health Observer Series, no 2, Geneva (ISBN 978 92 4 859907 1), http://www.who.int/hrh/resources/observer2/en/index.html

(2008) Dussault G., Vujicic M. Demand and Supply of Human Resources for Health. In: Kris Heggenhougen and Stella Quah, editors International Encyclopaedia of Public Health, Vol 2. San Diego: Academic Press: 77-84.

(2008) Dussault, G., The health professions and the performance of future health systems in Low Income Countries: support or obstacle? Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 66,10: 2088-2095

(2006) Dussault, G.,  Franceschini, M.C., “Not enough there, too many here: understanding geographical imbalances in the distribution of the health workforce” Human Resources for Health , 4:12 

(2004) Chen, L. (dir.), Dussault, G., member of the research and writing team, Human Resources for Health: Overcoming the Crisis, Joint Learning Initiative, Cambridge (Mass.), Harvard University Press.

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