Personal profile

Research interests

My main areas of research are incentives for the delivery of health care and provider remuneration; with particular focus on delivering low-cost, high-quality health care.


I graduated with a BSc in Economics (First Classs honours) from Southampton University in 1980.

I completed a MA (1981) and PhD (1985) from the University of Warwick.

I have worked as a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Southampton (1984-1999) a Professor of Economics at the University of Dundee (1999-2011) and took up my position in York on 01/08/2011.

I was President of the Scottish Economic Society from 2006-2008 and the Director of the Work and Wellbeing Programme of the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics from 2007 to 2010.

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