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Professor Richard Smith

BA MSc PhD HonMFPH

Professor
of Health System Economics

Room
Room G21

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2403

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 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.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
History in Public Health
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Research

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 patients and 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 concerns broader ‘Public Health Economics’ in the UK and globally, focused especially on aspects of links between agriculture and health (Leverhulme Centre for Intergrative Research on Agriculture and Health) and relationships between the food sector and health more generally (School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM).

Research Area
Climate change
Complex interventions
Drug resistance
Globalisation
Health systems
Agriculture
Methodology
Trade
Modelling
Discipline
Economics
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Infectious disease
Malaria
Pandemic diseases
Emerging Infectious Disease
Influenza
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Country
United Kingdom
Thailand
Region
World

Selected Publications

Medical tourism in Thailand: a cross-sectional study.
Noree, T. ; Hanefeld, J. ; Smith, R. ;
Bull World Health Organ
How much priority is given to nutrition and health in the EU Common Agricultural Policy?
Walls, H.L.; Cornelsen, L.; Lock, K.; Smith, R.D.
Food Policy
International patients within the NHS: A case of public sector entrepreneurialism.
Lunt, N.; Exworthy, M.; Hanefeld, J.; Smith, R.D.;
Soc Sci Med
Moving towards policy coherence in trade and health.
Walls, H. ; Baker, P. ; Smith, R. ;
J Public Health Policy
WHAT HAPPENS TO PATTERNS OF FOOD CONSUMPTION WHEN FOOD PRICES CHANGE? EVIDENCE FROM A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF FOOD PRICE ELASTICITIES GLOBALLY.
Cornelsen, L. ; Green, R. ; Turner, R. ; Dangour, A.D. ; Shankar, B. ; Mazzocchi, M. ; Smith, R.D. ;
Health Econ
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