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 the ethics lead for CHE and co-director of ESHCRU. Anne is a member of the NIHR HS&DR (Researcher Led) Prioritisation Panel.

Current research includes evaluating the effects of GP care on outcomes for people with serious mental illness (HS&DR Project - 13/54/40) and on admissions to hospital and to long-term care for people with dementia; a project led by Durham University investigating the impacts of the public health reforms; and a study on efficiency, cost and quality of mental health provision (funded by the Health Foundation). She is the author of four books and over 50 scientific papers (further details on Google scholar).

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