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Maria is Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Centre. Her current research interests in health policy include the measurement of performance, commissioning, mental health, the role of incentives and the regulation and financing of health care systems. Policy experience has been gained through working in the NHS at health authority level and then as an Economic Adviser in the NHS Executive (Department of Health) for three years. At the NHS Executive, she was involved in the economic aspects of purchasing, commissioning, planning and regulation.
Maria is a member of the NHS Digital Research Advisory Group (jointly chaired by Dame Sally Davies and Sir John Savill), and she was a Non-Executive Director to the Board of NHS Digital from 2014-2017. She is an elected Fellow of The Learned Society of Wales, a panel member of the Wellcome Trust's Humanities and Social Sciences Division Expert Review Group, and has previously been an elected member of the Women’s Committee of the Royal Economic Society. She is a member of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Scientist Award Panel and has been a member of numerous research award and funding panels in the UK and overseas. She has acted as an adviser and consultant to the OECD, World Bank, World Health Organization and the Audit Commission. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy and for BMC Health Services Research. She is a member of York's Fairness and Equalities Board, and was previously a member of the University of York’s Equality and Diversity Committee. She is a member of the University of York's Senate and University Research Committee.
Maria Goddard is part of the Thesis Advisory Group for:
Maria also co-supervises (with Sheffield) Jihee Youn, PhD student with the White Rose Collaboration Studentship Network, on 'A multidisciplinary approach for supporting an ageing population'.