Michael Joseph

Head of Business Development

Dr Michael Joseph leads Business Development strategy for HPI. He manages partnership and consortium development for new health projects globally in addition to developing country focused strategy for sustainable resource mobilisation model for health system strengthening projects.  Dr Michael has over 16 years of experience in managing health, education and livelihood programmes in around 23 countries. Before joining HPI, Michael worked as the Team Leader for Lutheran World Federation in South Sudan to manage a programme with a focus on education and public health. Prior to this, Michael worked for Save the Children, Christian Aid and Caritas India.

As a humanitarian programme manager, Michael has managed more than major 15 disaster risk reduction and health programmes, most of them funded by DFID and other European donors. Some of the major programmes are: India Cyclone & Earthquake (2000), Sudan/Darfur Conflicts (2005), Tsunami (Sri Lanka, 2006), Tajikistan (2007), Lebanon Crisis (2008), Philippines Floods (2008, 2010), Myanmar Floods (2008-09), Afghanistan Conflicts (2007 & 2009) and Kyrgyzstan Conflicts (2009) and South Sudan Conflicts (2012).

Michael has worked with the national Governments in Asia and Africa to strengthen country level emergency preparedness and represented NGOs at the first UN Inter Agency Standing Committee on Country Level Emergency Preparedness Plan Conference in Geneva. Michael has facilitated capacity strengthening programmes for development and implementation of resource mobilisation strategy for health service and development organisations. Michael’s recent research and publications include: psychosocial programme development, resource mobilisation, livelihoods and transitional health system strengthening. Michael is proficient in the following Asian languages: Malayalam, Hindi and Tami


PhD, Public Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
M. Phil, Social Medicine and Community Health- Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
MA (Medical and Psychiatric Social Work), Loyola College, Madras, India