Anne Mason
Senior Research Fellow



Anne joined the Centre for Health Economics in 1998, and has worked within the Health Policy Team since 2006. She is co-director of ESHCRU, and a member of the NIHR HS&DR (Researcher Led) Prioritisation Panel. Anne is the author of four books and over 60 scientific papers (further details on Google scholar).

Current research includes evaluating the effects of GP care on outcomes for people with serious mental illness (HS&DR Project - 13/54/40), and a study on efficiency, cost and quality of mental health provision (funded by the Health Foundation). Work for the Department of Health and Social Care includes two ESHCRU projects under the Funding and Resource Flows workstream. One project explores the interdependencies between health and social care resources, and tests whether and how recent changes in social care funding have affected health care use by older people. The overarching aim of the second project ‘Drivers of health care expenditure’ is to identify the steps needed to develop an aggregate model of demand for health care.

Anne is married and has four adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys walking in the local countryside.



  • how economic incentives influence behaviour
  • effects of primary care on emergency admissions
  • funding and incentivising integrated care


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Invited talks and conferences

  • Centre for Health and Social Economics (CHESS) annual seminar, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland, 26 November 2015
    • Integration and efficiency in health and social care: Lessons from the UK and abroad (keynote speaker)
  • 14th International Conference on Integrated Care, Brussels, 4 April 2014
    • Financial mechanisms for integrating funds for health and social care: do they enable integrated care?
  • Department of Health seminar, London, 14 March 2014
    • Financial mechanisms for integrating funds across health and social care: evidence review
  • Primary Care Mental Health Conference, University of Manchester, 20 March 2013
    • Is higher primary care quality associated with lower hospital admissions for people with severe mental illness?
  • European Conference on Health Economics Zurich, 18-21 July 2012
    • Lessons learnt from the EuroDRG project (preconference workshop): DRGs for appendectomy
    • The good, the bad and the ugly: investigating variations in efficiency in hospitals in the English NHS 
  • 9th Evidence Based Update Meeting: Psoriasis, Holywell Park, Loughborough, 12-May 2011
    • Topical Treatments for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis: an update
  • European Conference on Health Economics Helsinki, 7-10 July 2010 
    • Why do hospital costs vary? An evaluation of hospital efficiency and quality of care in England using Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs)
    • Integrated Resource Mechanisms within Health Care & across Health & Social Care: Evidence from the International Literature
    • DRGs and hospital efficiency: Panacea or pitfall? 
  • Health Economic Study Group Meeting, Cork, 23-25 June 2010 
    • Hospital Funding and Efficiency: Evidence on DRG-based reimbursement 
  • Commissioning for Health and Well Being: Policy into Practice, Durham, 31 March 2010 
    • Prioritising Investment in Health and Wellbeing: Overview of Tools and their Relevance for Commissioners 
  • ISPOR 12th Annual European Congress, Paris, 24 - 27 October 2009
    •  Is NICE Too Nasty? A comparison of anticancer drug coverage decisions in the United States and United Kingdom 
  • Cochrane Skin Group 12th Annual Meeting, London, 13-14 June 2008 
    • Topical Treatments for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis: a systematic review 
  • ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting, Toronto, May 3-7 2008 
    • NHS Reimbursement of New Cancer Drugs: is NICE getting nastier?
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Contact details

Anne Mason
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Health Economics