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Reader/Professor of Health Economics

School of Biosciences & Medicine

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £62,727 to £72,668 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 13 March 2020
Closing Date:  Tuesday 14 April 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 01 May 2020
Reference:  017520

The University of Surrey is an international university with an excellent teaching and research profile that is innovative, forward thinking and achieving notable results.  As a result of our new strategic plan and future vision, the School of Biosciences and Medicine in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is recruiting an exceptional person to the following academic position to continue to add to the successes at School, Faculty and University level and to work closely with academics and health professionals across Kent, Surrey and Sussex and beyond in contributing to excellence in applied research in health.


The University of Surrey has an exciting opportunity for a health economist with substantive experience in applying an economic perspective to issues in the health and social care arena.  We wish to recruit, at Professorial/Reader level, a dynamic forward-thinking team player with a ‘can do’ attitude and an ambition to achieve personally.

Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC) undertakes collaborative interdisciplinary research in health economics and health service delivery. SHEC was established in 2012 to undertake applied research in the health, medicine and social care fields. Since its inception it has been directed by Professor Heather Gage who is now seeking to reduce her leadership role within the Centre. Much of SHEC’s research focuses on practical issues, and advising on and influencing public policy. The Centre has strong relationships with a large number of academic, NHS and private sector partners across the UK and internationally. It has attracted multiple research grants for evaluative studies from NIHR, European, charity and industry funders. Members of SHEC work closely with other researchers in the Department of Clinical and Experimental MedicineSurrey Clinical Trials Unit, the School of Veterinary Medicine (on a Global One Health agenda),  and the wider University. SHEC leads the health and social care economics theme in the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS)-SE and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) for Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

This post provides the opportunity for a suitably experienced candidate to undertake the role of the Director of SHEC, leading its strategic development and management with overall responsibility for managing the resources of the Centre. The postholder will have the opportunity to build on the firm foundations and existing achievements of SHEC in order to ensure that it continues to have a focused portfolio of research within the University and beyond.  They will share our ambition to increase the research capability and capacity of the University of Surrey.

The successful candidate will have a clear strategy to attract and secure research funding and will contribute, where appropriate, to existing SHEC research activities, including the RDS and ARC. Importantly, the incumbent will have the opportunity to shape SHEC according to their own interests and expertise, within the remit of contributing to our translational health research agenda. SHEC actively encourages and supports postgraduate research students in health economics or health services as part of an MPhil/PhD or MD programme.

Besides a vibrant and forward-thinking working environment on a leafy campus close to London, we offer leisure facilities and access to a variety of academic and professional development opportunities to help you fulfil your potential.

For an informal discussion or further details, please contact Professor Simon Skene, Head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, by email (via  

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