It is my research on Thailand’s universal healthcare coverage reforms, rather than my UK studies, which has had the most impact in recent years. The Thai universal coverage scheme (UCS) brought low-cost healthcare to 47 million Thai people. My fieldwork-based study of the implementation of the reforms in the relatively-poor north-eastern region was one of the few empirical studies in English-language journals, and helped demonstrate the feasibility of UHC reforms in a lower-middle income country to an international readership. My work was cited in the WHO World Health Report 2008, Global Healthwatch 3 (Alternative World Health Report) 2011, the India Health Report 2010, and featured as one of two case studies in the launch document for Bill and Belinda Gates’ Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health Reform. It is available on the Joint Learning Network’s ‘resources’ webpages, and has been used for UHC workshops in India. The research had highlighted a problem of ‘equity of distribution in local healthcare systems whereby money intended for prevention and promotion work was being diverted to curative hospital projects. This finding led the Health Insurance System Research Office (HISRO) to commission further research on the issue and to a policy of ring-fenced budgets for primary care units. Subsequently I was asked to assist in background research for the implementation strand of the Thai government's 10 year assessment of the UCS scheme. I co-authored the implementation (TOR 3) report and helped in the preparation for the overall 10 year assessment report, which later fed into the 2013-15 Health Sector Plan. The 10-year assessment report attracted considerable international interest, and led WHO and Rockefeller Foundation to commend the Thai UCS reforms as a model that should be considered by other Asian nations.