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Andrew Street is a Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Health Policy team in the Centre for Health Economics and Director of the Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (ESHCRU), a joint collaboration with the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and the University of Kent. He is an editor of the Journal of Health Economics, and currently serves as a board member on the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme Commissioning Board Researcher-led (since 2009), and as chair of the Welsh Health Economics Support Service Advisory Group. He is an external affiliate to the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Southern Denmark. He is currently serving special advisor to the House of Commons health Select Committee for its inquiry into the Impact of Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care.
Andrew's research covers measurement of health system productivity, evaluation of activity based funding mechanisms, analysis of organisational efficiency, and critical appraisal of health policy.
He has a MSc in Health Economics (1990), a MA in Public Administration and Public Policy (2000) and a PhD in Economics (2002), all awarded by the University of York. After completing his MSc, Andrew spent three years in Australia working at the National Centre for Health Program Evaluation, Monash University and the Victorian Department of Health and Community Services. This was followed by a five-year spell with the York Health Economics Consortium. He joined the Centre for Health Economics in April 1999. From 1999-2003 he held a special training fellowship awarded by the Medical Research Council and Northern and Yorkshire Region. In 2005 he worked part time in the Delivery Analytical Team in the English Department of Health. Andrew is a regular contributor to The Conversation UK.
Street A. Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is? The Conversation, 11 January 2017
Street A. Why the British love the National Health Service. The Conversation, 14 December 2016
Andrew was interviewed on the Voice of Islam Drive Time show on Monday 12 December about whether patients would have to show their passports to use the NHS.
Street A. Is the government pushing for private health insurance over comprehensive care in the NHS? The Conversation, 19 October 2016
Street A. Bacchus Marsh baby deaths: Australia should learn from the UK and publish clinician performance data. The Conversation, 18 October 2016
Street A. Soon nurses will pay for their education – they should demand higher wages. The Conversation, 28 July 2016
Street A. Keynote speaker. Rising demand, tighter budgets: what reforms will make ends meet? Spanish Health Economics Association Conference, Murcia 15 - 17 June 2016. More details.
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