Professor Richard Smith BA MSc PhD
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I have been a Health Economist for over 20 years, following undergraduate and postgraduate studies in economics at the University of York. Upon leaving York in 1991, I worked in Sydney, Cambridge, Bristol, Melbourne and Norwich, before joining the LSHTM in May 2007. From 2008-2011 I served as Head of Department of Global Health & Development, and since 2011 have served as Dean of Faculty of Public Health & Policy.
I have worked in a number of areas of health economics, such as the monetary and non-monetary valuation of health, health care reform and genomics. More recently my work has focused especially upon developing the application of macro-economics to health, the economics of globalization and health, and aspects of trade in health goods, services, people and ideas. A key initiative in this area is the Leverhulme Centre for Intergrative Research on Agriculture and Health.
I am involved in the new Distance Learning MSc in Global Health Policy, launched in October 2011.
My current interests are broadly in the interaction and interface between a nations health system and other systems - both within the nation (e.g. agriculture, manufacturing and finance sectors) and between different countries (e.g. through movement of health professionals). This interest has been manifest in two areas: (i) macro-economic modeling of health (care), concerning the impact of communicable and non-communicable diseases and related polices; and(ii) economic analysis of the impact of trade and trade agreements. A significant programme of work that I am involved in, which concerns these areas is with the Leverhulme Centre for Intergrative Research on Agriculture and Health. Examples of this work are available in the selected publications.
- Climate change
- Complex interventions
- Drug resistance
- Health systems
Disease and Health Conditions
- Chronic disease
- Emerging Infectious Disease
- Infectious disease
- Non-communicable diseases
- Pandemic diseases
- United Kingdom
Appealing to altruism: an alternative strategy to address the health workforce crisis in developing countries?
Smith, R. ; Lagarde, M. ; Blaauw, D. ; Goodman, C. ; English, M. ; Mullei, K. ; Pagaiya, N. ; Tangcharoensathien, V. ; Erasmus, E. ; Hanson, K. ;
J Public Health (Oxf), 2012;
Why a macroeconomic perspective is critical to the prevention of noncommunicable disease.
Smith, R. ;
Science, 2012; 337(6101):1501-3
Estimating the economic impact of pandemic influenza: An application of the computable general equilibrium model to the UK.
Smith, R.D.; Keogh-Brown, M.R.; Barnett, T.;
Soc Sci Med, 2011; 73(2):235-44
Public health evaluation in the twenty-first century: time to see the wood as well as the trees.
Smith, R.D.; Petticrew, M.;
J Public Health (Oxf), 2010; 32(1):2-7
Health, agricultural, and economic effects of adoption of healthy diet recommendations.
Lock, K.; Smith, R.D.; Dangour, A.D.; Keogh-Brown, M.; Pigatto, G.; Hawkes, C.; Fisberg, R.M.; Chalabi, Z.;
Lancet, 2010; 376(9753):1699-709
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