The Manchester Centre for Health Economics (MCHE) at the University of Manchester (UNIMAN) in Manchester (UK) was established in 2012 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading centres for health economics in Europe. It is based within the Institute of Population Health, which has a strong international reputation in population health, primary care and health methodology and comprises six Centres for: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Economics, Health Informatics, Imaging and Primary Care.
MCHE contains 35 health economists and has two major research themes on the financing, distribution and organization of healthcare and the valuation and evaluation of healthcare technologies. The Centre is the administrative home for the UK Health Economists’ Study Group (HESG) and hosted the first PhD Student-Supervisor Conference for the European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) in September 2014.
Matt Sutton is professor of Health Economics and Centre Lead for the Manchester Centre for Health Economics. He is also Deputy Director of the Institute of Population Health and Lead for the Faculty Cross-Cutting Theme on Health and Social Inequalities at the University of Manchester. He received his MSc and his PhD in Health Economics from the University of York. He is an expert in policy evaluation and applied econometrics, and has 22 years’ experience as an academic health economist and 2 years’ experience as a government economist. He has worked at the Universities of York, New South Wales, Lund, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Manchester. He has over 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals including health economics journals (Health Economics, Journal of Health Economics), medical journals (New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal, Lancet) and economics journals (Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics). His research focuses on the use and impact of financial incentives in health care, the healthcare workforce, influences on health behaviours and equity in health and healthcare. He has held several grants from the National Institute for Health Research, the Department of Health in England, the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council. He has been an Associate Editor of Health Economics since 2007.
Søren Rud Kristensen is Research Fellow in Health Economics at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics. He earned an MSc in Economics (2008) and a PhD in Economics (2012) from the University of Southern Denmark. Søren’s research focuses on the use and design of incentives for performance at the government, organisational, and individual level. His research takes point of departure in incentive theory and uses microeconometric analyses of large data sets to empirically investigate the intended and unintended effects of different incentive designs.
Jonathan Stokes is a Research Fellow in the Manchester Centre for Health Economics at the University of Manchester. He previously obtained a BSc in Medical Sciences (2011) from the University of Edinburgh, and a Masters in Public Health (MPH – 2013) from Imperial College London. Jonathan’s research focuses on holistic assessment of Health Systems, and his PhD thesis (University of Manchester – 2016) examined models of integrated care for the treatment of multimorbidity in the UK’s NHS setting.