Anne Rosemary Mason

Anne Rosemary Mason


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Research interests

  • how economic incentives influence behaviour
  • effects of primary care on outcomes for people with dementia
  • funding and incentivising integrated care


Anne has a BA (Hons) in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Southampton and an MA (Distinction) in Health Economics from the University of York.

Anne is director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in the Economics of Health Systems and Interface with Social Care (ESHCRU II). She was co-director of the Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (ESHCRU), and was a member of the NIHR HS&DR (Researcher Led) Prioritisation Committee from 2013 to 2018.

Her principal interest is the role of economic incentives in influencing behaviour, in particular the intended and unintended effects of payment mechanisms in the health and social care systems. She is the author of four books and around 70 scientific papers (details on Google scholar).

Current research includes a study on efficiency, cost and quality of mental health provision (funded by the Health Foundation), and research on methods to help NHS commissioners decide how to pay GPs so that people from disadvantaged communities benefit more from the health service (funded by the NIHR PRP). Improving the quality of care for people with dementia is an ongoing research interest.

Anne is married and has four adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys walking in the local countryside.


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