Marsha Orgill

Marsha Orgill
Division of Health Policy and Systems
School of Public Health and Family Medicine

Tel:  021 650 3859




Marsha Orgill is a Senior Research Officer in the Health Policy and Systems Division in the School of Public Health and family Medicine, UCT. Her primary research focus is in the area of Health Policy Analysis, this includes working in multidisciplinary teams to understand complex global and local policy making processes, including the formulation of policies and their subsequent implementation in the health system. Implementation research interests include the diffusion of innovations in complex health systems from a health policy and systems research perspective focusing on how different actors interact in the implementation process to contribute to policy outcomes, with a specific focus on managers and leaders in the district health system. Key methodological interests include case study research, theory driven evaluation and qualitative methods. Marsha co-convenes and lectures on the teaching module ‘Health Policy and Planning’ (HPP) in the Master of Public Health (MPH) teaching programme in the SOPHFM. Over the past eight years she has been part of an international team developing open access teaching resources to build the field of Health Policy and systems Research (HPSR) locally and globally. Resources available at: &