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Professor Bruce Hollingsworth


Bruce Hollingsworth

Lancaster University

Furness Building



Tel: +44 1524 594154

Research overview

I am Professor of Health Economics 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

Research Grants

  1. Research Design Service NW National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - (2012-2018 and 2018-2023).
  2. National Institute for Health Research (NIHRCollaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for the North West Coast - (2013-2019) and Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast - (2019-2024).
  3. ICONS II: Identifying Continence OptioNs after Stroke randomised controlled trial – NIHR HTA - (2017-2020).
  4. School for Public Health Research LiLaC.  – NIHR - (2017-2022).
  5. Public Health Research Programme – What are the health and health inequalities impacts of the Big Local community empowerment initiative in England? – NIHR - (2017-2020)
  6. Dynamic Electronic Tracking and Escalation to reduce Critical Care Transfers (The DETECT study) – NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) –(2017-2020).
  7. Prospective evaluation of  point-of-care (POC) procalcitonin testing in infective exacerbations of chronic disease in childhood, to improve care and reduce health inequalities – NIHR CLAHRC - (2016-2018).

Research Interests

The Health Economics at Lancaster group is a 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, was Co-Organiser of the Health Economists' Study Group (HESG), am on the International Scientific Committee, and Chaired the International Health Economics Association Student Prize 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 45 international journals, have over 150 publications, and am a Senior Editor of Health Economics and Associate Editor of The DEA Journal.  I was on the Board of Directors of iHEA from 2011-2017. I am an Executive Director of the European Health Economics Association.

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, and teach on the Health Economics and Policy PhD Blended Learning and Blended Learning MSc.

Additional Information

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

The Health Economics At Lancaster www site is here:


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


I also 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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