Anne Rosemary Mason

Anne Rosemary Mason


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Personal profile

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.

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).

Anne is director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in the Economics of Health Systems and Interface with Social Care (ESHCRU II), where she also contributes to projects on how demand for health and care was disrupted during the pandemic; and research on the wider impacts of adult social care spend

Current research includes a study on efficiency, cost and quality of mental health provision (funded by the Health Foundation), and research on how paying GPs can help people from disadvantaged communities benefit more from health care. Anne is a collaborator on a 7-year programme of work about demand for care, funded by the Health Foundation and led by the University of Oxford.  Improving the quality of care for people with dementia is an ongoing research interest.


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