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Mark Sculpher is Professor of Health Economics and is Team Leader of the Programme on Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment. He is also Co-Director of the Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions (EEPRU). He has been based at York University since 1997.
Between 1988 and 1997, he worked at the Health Economics Research Group at Brunel University; during 1998 he was a visitor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University in Canada.
Mark has worked on economic evaluations of a range of technologies including heart disease and various cancers. He has also contributed to methods in the field, in particular relating to decision analytic modelling and handling uncertainty. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and is a co-author of two major text books in the area: Methods for the economic evaluation of health care programmes (OUP, 2015 with Drummond, Claxton, Torrance, and Stoddart) and Decision modelling for health economic evaluation (OUP, 2006 with Briggs and Claxton). He was a member of the Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine.
Mark was a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal Committee between 2004 and 2008, the NICE Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee between 2006 and 2009 and currently sits on the NICE Diagnostics Advisory Committee. He chaired NICE's 2004 Task Group on methods guidance for economic evaluation and was a member of the Methods Working Party for the 2008 update of this guidance. He was a member of the Commissioning Board for the UK NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme between 2007 and 2010, and the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)/Medical Research Council (MRC) Methodology Research Panel between 2008 and 2011. He was a member of the NIHR Policy Research Programme’s Commissioning Panel from 2011-2014. He is currently a member of the MRC-NIHR Methodology Research Advisory Group. Mark is a NIHR Senior Investigator (Emeritus) and is a former President of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.
Mark Sculpher is part of the Thesis Advisory Group for:
Centre for Health Economics
- Decision analytic modelling for economic evaluation - Course leader
- Regression methods for health economic evaluation - Lecturer
- Advanced methods for cost-effective analysis: meeting decision-makers' requirements - Co course leader
- Foundations of economic evaluation in health care - Co course leader