Anna Palagyi

Anna Palagyl

Senior Research Fellow (Health Systems) Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney


Anna is a Senior Research Fellow in health systems at the George Institute for Global Health. She holds a National Health & Medical Council Early Career Research Fellowship and supports the development and implementation of the Institute’s Global Primary Health Care Program.

Anna's research centres on the co-design of effective implementation strategies to strengthen primary health care services in resource-constrained settings of the Asia-Pacific region. She has a particular interest in the development of appropriate health system responses to healthy ageing: Anna has previously implemented a longitudinal study on aspects of healthy ageing in older Australians with cataract and currently leads an assessment of national healthy ageing policy, program and service priorities in Fiji, in partnership with the Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services.

Anna is committed to evidence-informed health policy and practice. She has a strong track record of partnering with government stakeholders in the design of policy-relevant research, has co-authored commissioned reports for government bodies and advocacy groups, and has produced policy briefs for government departments.