I am Professor of Health Economics at University College London, based in the Department of Applied Health Research. I worked previously at the Health Economics Research Group at Brunel University, the Imperial College Business School, and the Department of Economics at City University.
My research interests are primarily in the cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve health across a range of disease areas and population groups, and the determinants of health service use. I am particularly interested in the economics of obesity and have published several papers on this topic.
I have written over 150 academic papers in peer reviewed journals and two major health economics textbooks, most recently the second edition of Economic Analysis in Health Care with David Parkin, Nancy Devlin and Anne Spencer. I am also the joint national organiser of the Health Economists’ Study Group (HESG) and and sit on several major committees at the NIHR and at NICE.