Dr Liz Grant is Assistant Principal, Global Health and Director of the Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh. She coordinates three masters programmes, as well as offering undergraduate teaching and post graduate supervision. Her research interests are health systems and health workforce development in low and middle income countries, development and integration of palliative care services into national health systems in low income countries, inequalities in health, barriers to service access and utilisation of services in low income settings, role of e and m health in facilitating access and improving health outcomes, global burden of non-communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, spirituality and health and the role of faith based communities in supporting health care.