Professor Richard Smith
BA MSc PhD HonMFPH
of Health System Economics
15-17 Tavistock Place
From 2008-2011 I served as Head of Department of Global Health & Development, and since 2011 I have served as Dean of Faculty of Public Health & Policy. I completed my 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 April 2007.
My research has spanned many areas over the years, from the monetary value of health to macro-economic modelling of health (care) to the political-economy of trade and trade agreements. A significant programme of work in recent years has involved links between agriculture, the environment and health (eg Leverhulme Centre for Intergrative Research on Agriculture and Health and Palm Oil: Sustainability, Health and Economics) and broader ‘Public Health Economics’ in the UK and globally, including with the School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM, the Behaviour and Health Research Unit and as part of the team evaluating the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy.