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Professor of health economics elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

Posted on 21 May 2024

Professor of Health Economics, Mark Sculpher, has been elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

As one of 58 Fellows elected in 2024, the award recognises Professor Sculpher’s contributions to developments in health sciences research that have translated into benefits for patients and wider society. 

The expertise of Fellows elected this year spans a wide range of clinical and non-clinical disciplines, from midwifery to cancer stem cell biology. They join an esteemed Fellowship of over 1,400 researchers who are at the heart of the Academy's work, which includes nurturing the next generation of researchers and shaping research and health policy in the UK and worldwide.

Economic considerations

Professor Sculpher said: “The Academy of Medical Sciences provides a powerful voice on how health research can influence policy and practice in health care. My objective is to ensure that economic considerations are at the forefront of the Academy’s work.”

Professor Sculpher, Director of the University of York's Centre for Health Economics and Co-Director of the Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions (EEPRU), has worked on economic evaluations of a range of technologies including heart disease and various cancers, and contributed to methods in the field, in particular relating to decision analytic modelling and handling uncertainty.

Most influencial

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent, expert body representing the diversity of medical science in the UK. Its mission is to advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society. The Academy's elected Fellows are the most influential scientists in the UK and worldwide, drawn from the NHS, academia, industry and the public service.

The new Fellows hold positions at institutions across the UK, including in Edinburgh, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, and Nottingham. They will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on Wednesday 18 September 2024.

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