Robert Yates is an internationally recognised expert on universal health coverage (UHC) and progressive health financing. He is a senior fellow of Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs, in London where he is Project Director of the UHC Policy Forum.
His principal area of expertise is in the political economy of UHC, with a focus on advising political leaders and governments on how to plan, finance and implement national UHC reforms. He has previously worked as a Senior Health Economist with the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Health Organisation, advising numerous governments in Asia and Africa on health financing policy and health systems reforms.
Mr. Yates is also a Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. He holds a BA degree in Natural Sciences and Economics from the University of Cambridge and a MBA, from the University of Leeds.