Professor in Healthcare Economics

London, United Kingdom
£59,828 to £71,406 plus £3640 London weighting per annum
09 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Family Care & Mental Health

Location:      Greenwich, Avery Hill and Medway
Salary:      £59,828 to £71,406 plus £3640 London weighting per annum
Contract Type:      Permanent
Closing Date:      Sunday 10 March 2019
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

The Faculty of Education and Health has recently moved part of its delivery into the fantastic and newly refurbished Dreadnought building on the World Heritage site at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. This move is part of significant long-term plan to build internationally leading research and teaching in the Faculty. An exciting part of this investment is the planned creation of a new multi-professional and multi-disciplinary Institute for Lifecourse Development. The Institute will work with our extensive network of external partners to focus our interdisciplinary expertise around the health, education and wellbeing of vulnerable and marginalised people in the community; be they children at risk, people with chronic illness, the aged, or people who are victimised or stigmatised. The Institue will be a key anchor resource where professionals, researchers and stakeholders from public, charitable and voluntary organisations, can work together to develop effective and economic life-course solutions and tackle the grand challenges society faces though effective research, training and practice.

As part of the plan to develop the Institute, we are looking to make a number of strategic appointments over the coming year. A central appointment is the new post of Professor in Healthcare Economics. This is key for helping us to develop large scale studies to evaluate the many initiatives that we and our partners are undertaking in mental health, workforce development, education and palliative care. The post holder will lead health economic research activities within the Institute, working alongside colleagues, contributing to ongoing and new studies. It is anticipated that research activities would include conducting economic evaluations alongside randomised trials, evaluating services and interventions using observational and routine health data, and using simulation modelling methods to generate evidence on cost-effectiveness of health services. In addition to contributing to wider research activities, the post holder will lead and develop a programme of work to evaluate the delivery of healthcare services in the area in collaboration with local providers and commissioners including NHS trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, and Local Authorities.

We are looking to appoint someone with an already outstanding record of attracting funding for large scale health economic evaluations, with a corresponding record of high quality publications and evidence of significant impact. We want someone with a commitment to the agenda and mission that the new Institute will have in creating interdisciplinary research that can have a direct impact on practice and policy, and on the creation of effective interventions and preventative measures that address the health, education and wellbeing challenges that society faces.

To discuss this opportunity and the role before applying, please contact: Professor Derek Moore, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education and Health)

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.