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Michael is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester, and salaried GP in North Yorkshire. He has a PhD in Health Policy and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) focused on measures of healthcare quality in public and private hospitals in England, and has been awarded a distinction in a joint masters in Health Policy, Planning & Financing from LSE and the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). His research project during his clinical lectureship is focused on determinants of healthcare quality and utilisation for high-cost and high-need patients in primary and secondary care settings. However, his broader research interests are focused on five key areas relevant to the economics of healthcare:

(1) disinvestment in low-value care
(2) the public-private interface
(3) workforce planning and strategy
(4) international healthcare comparisons
(5) pharmaceutical policy (including antimicrobial resistance)

He retains a Senior Visiting Fellowship at the Department of Health Policy, LSE, and regularly collaborates with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. He was also co-research lead for the LSE-Lancet Commission titled ‘The Future of the NHS’, and was the lead author of the 2022 UK Health System in Transition Report. He has previously held clinical fellowships with NHS England, and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN), and worked as a technical advisor with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Organisation for Economic and Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the 2019 Romanian, 2023 Swedish and 2024 Belgian Presidencies of EU Council.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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