Trevor Sheldon
Professor Health Services Research and Policy



Professor Trevor Sheldon is a British medical academic and university administrator who between October 2007 and April 2012 was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of York. He is Dean of the Hull York Medical School (HYMS). He is Professor of Health Services Research and Policy in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York and Research Mentor at the Bradford Institute of Health Research, Bradford Royal Infirmary. He also chairs the board of the York Health Economics Consortium.

He has an MSc in economics from the University of London and an MSc in medical statistics followed by a DSc from the University of Leicester. He had academic posts at Kingston University, the University of Leicester and the University of Leeds.

His publications and research specialities include the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of healthcare and public health interventions (including health care quality and the measurement and management of health care performance; policy development and evaluation; resource allocation in health care and the public sector; research methods including evidence synthesis and experimental evaluation of complex interventions.

Trevor joined the University in 1992, first as Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Health Economics; a Professor from 1996, he became founding director of the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. In 1999 he became Head of the University's Department of Health Sciences and deputy Chair of the Commissioning Board for Service Delivery and Organisation of the NHS research programme. He was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor in 2004 with the portfolio of teaching, learning and information.


Departmental roles

  • Lead for Health Services and Policy Group
  • Member of Research Programme Committee
  • Member of the Taught Programme Committee
  • Member of Senior Management Group
  • Member of Research Committee



Trevor's research interests are in health services research and health policy. In particular the financing and organisation of health care, evaluation of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of health services and the impact of policy, patient safety and health care quality.


  • NIHR 2010: A patient-led, electronic, incident reporting scheme for renal patients

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Prof. Trevor Sheldon
Professor Health Services Research and Policy

Tel: 01904 32(1666)