Senior Investigator Profile

First NameMark
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Health Economics
DepartmentCentre for Health Economics
Telephone01904 321440
InstitutionUniversity of York
NHS TrustNHS Vale of York CCG
Region NameYorkshire and The Humber
Primary Research FieldHealth Economics
Secondary Research FieldHealth Policy & Services
BiographyMark Sculpher is Professor of Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK where he is Director of the Programme on Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment. He is also Co-Director of the Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions, a seven-year programme, run collaboratively with the University of Sheffield and funded by the UK Department of Health. Mark has worked in the field of economic evaluation and health technology assessment for 30 years. He has researched in a range of clinical areas including heart disease, cancer, diagnostics, and public health. He has also contributed to methods in the field, in particular relating to decision analytic modelling and techniques to handle uncertainty, heterogeneity and generalisability. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and is a co-author of two major text books in the area: Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes (OUP, 2015 with Drummond, Claxton, Torrance and Stoddart) and Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation (OUP, 2006 with Briggs and Claxton). Mark is a member of the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) College of Senior Investigators. He has also been a member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal Committee and the NICE Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee. He currently sits on NICE’s Diagnostics Advisory Committee. He chaired NICE's 2004 Task Group on methods guidance for economic evaluation and advised the Methods Working Party for the 2008 update of this guidance. He has also advised health systems internationally on HTA methods including those in France, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Portugal, and New Zealand. He has been a member of the Commissioning Board for the UK NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme, the UK NIHR /Medical Research Council’s Methodology Research Panel, and the UK Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme’s Commissioning Panel. He served as President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) (2011-12).

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