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Professor Bruce Hollingsworth

Professor, Head of Department

Bruce Hollingsworth

Lancaster University

Furness Building



Tel: +44 1524 594154

Research overview

I am Professor of Health Economics in the Division of Health Research, and lead the Health Economics at Lancaster group.  

Research and international collaborative publications are principally in the area of efficiency measurement with respect to the production of health and health care, social determinants of health, and the translation of research into practice. 

PhD supervision

Health Economics

Current Research

  1. Research Design Service NW National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (2012-2018).
  2. NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme: – A pilot study to assesswhether humidified oxygen is more effective than standard oxygen therapy in treating children withacute severe asthma (2013-2016).
  3. NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme: – A pilot prospectiverandomised controlled trial of Thoracic Epidural Analgesia (TEA) versus Rectus Sheath Catheters(RSC) for open midline incisions in major abdominal surgery within an Enhanced RecoveryProgramme (TERSC)  (2013-2016).
  4. Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: - A Pilot Study to Assess the Feasibility of a Web-based Intervention for Prevention of Relapse in Bipolar Disorder (ERP-Online) (2012-2015).
  5. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - Workplace policy and management practices to improve the health of employees (2013-2014).
  6. Department of Health: - Improving access to psychological therapies national demonstration site for bipolar disorder consultation and evaluation  (2012-2014).
  7. The role of taxes and subsidies in promoting healthy lifestyles: an economic analysis.  Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project  (2012-2014).
  8. Modelling self assessed health: mis-reporting and adaptation.  Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project (2011-2014).
  9. A prospective cohort study investigating the relationships between negative emotions, biomarkers and long term functioning in post-MI patient. ADVENT cohort study. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (2012-2015).
  10. Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program (K-DPP): A controlled trial of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)  (2011-2015).

Research Interests

The Health Economics at Lancaster group is a new group in the North West of England involved in health economics research across a breadth of projects ranging from behavioural and labour economics, to efficiency measurement, to more traditional cost-effectiveness analysis.  

I also run the International Health Economics discussion list, which is also on twitter, am on the iHEA Board of Directors and International Scientific Committee, am an active member of health economics organisations worldwide, an invited speaker at many international conferences and to many Government bodies, am a referee for 40 international journals, have over 150 publications, and am Editor of Health Economics Letters and Associate Editor of The DEA Journal, as well as being on the Editorial Board of The Handbook of Global Health Economics.

I previously worked until 2011 at the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University Australia, where I was Director from 2009-11.

Current Teaching

I give specialist health economics lectures on several courses.

Additional Information

Alongside other research interests, administrative responsibilities, and teaching commitments. I currently supervises five full time PhD students. 

The Health Economics At Lancaster www site is here:


I recently presented at the Global Health Metrics and Evaluation Conference in Seattle, see a video of this at:


I also recently interviewed Nobel Laureate Professor Kenneth Arrow at Stanford, on behalf of the International Health Economics Association World Congress, see a video of this at:


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