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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

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.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
History in Public Health
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Research

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.

 

Research Area
Climate change
Complex interventions
Drug resistance
Globalisation
Health systems
Agriculture
Methodology
Trade
Modelling
Discipline
Health 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. ;
2016
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.
2016
Food Policy
International patients within the NHS: A case of public sector entrepreneurialism.
Lunt, N.; Exworthy, M.; Hanefeld, J.; Smith, R.D.;
2015
Soc Sci Med
Moving towards policy coherence in trade and health.
Walls, H. ; Baker, P. ; Smith, R. ;
2015
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. ;
2014
Health Econ
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