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Past departmental seminar series

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2014

12th May 2014 (12:30 - 1:30pm)
Rethinking Long-Term Care
Professor Robert Kane, Professor Rosalie Kane

Abstract: Professor Robert Kane’s research deals with the health and long-term care of older persons; the relationship between acute and chronic care; and quality of care. His recent books deal with health care outcomes, geriatrics, chronic care provision, and the failure of the health care system. He directs the Center on Aging, the Clinical Outcomes Research Center, the Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center, and an AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Center. His current research examines long-term care provision, hospital care outcomes, and assessing quality of care. He teaches courses on health policy and quality of care.

Professor Rosalie Kane received her doctorate from the University of Utah. Her current research addresses the quality of nursing home care and homecare, services allocation, evaluation of residential models that serve disabled elderly people, specialized programs for Alzheimer’s disease, and studies of family caregivers of disabled elderly. Professor Kane serves on numerous editorial boards and holds appointments in the School of Social Work and the Center for Biomedical Ethics.  


Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2014

28th March 2014
Health Worker Performance
Dr Alexander Rowe

7th March 2014
Policy, Practice and Austerity
Professor John Bolton


Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2012

9th May 2012 (12:30 - 13:45)
Public reporting on the quality of healthcare providers: international experience and prospects
Professor Mirella Cacace, Leuphana University Luneberg, Germany

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Abstract:
Public Reporting is defined as the disclosure of quality-related information about non-anonymous providers that is presented to the public by using comparative data. This instrument is increasingly used as a strategy to promote transparency and informed choice of providers, to stimulate quality improvement, and to hold providers accountable for the care they deliver. The seminar explains the main characteristics of public reporting and how it potentially contributes to improve quality in healthcare. It shows the major initiatives of public reporting on hospitals and on physician practices in the US and in selected European countries. Finally, the seminar discusses the available evidence on the effectiveness of reporting strategies and identifies organisational and institutional requirements for its implementation. 

Speaker's biography
Prof. Dr. Mirella Cacace, is economist and an academic at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany. In 2008-09 she was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, and has also been a research fellow at the Collaborative Research Center "Transformation of the State" at the University of Bremen. Cacace's work focuses on the international comparison of healthcare systems. In her PhD she explored the changing role of the state in the American healthcare system. Her prior positions include consultant and analyst at RAND Europe and researcher at Prognos GmbH. Cacace's recent research has focused on institutional-economic aspects of regulation, justice in financing, and quality in the delivery of services.


Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2012

25th January 2012
Long-term care for older people and EU law: the position in England and Scotland
Tamara Hervey, University of Sheffield

15th February 2012
The Birthplace Cohort Study
Professor Peter Brocklehurst, Institute for Women's Health

7th March 2012
ASCOT - A QALY for social care?
Ann Netten, University of Kent


Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2011

19th October 2011
Formal Seminar
Jeff Jerome, Think Local, Act Personal Partnership

16th November 2011
Migration in social care work
Professor Jill Manthorpe, King's College London

15th December 2011
Economics and human biology: a quarter century of research
Professor John Komlos, University of Munich/Duke University


Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2011

26th May 2011
Peer pressure or recognition? Experiments to encourage citizens to contribute to their communities
Professor Peter John, University of Manchester

16th June 2011
Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of health care interventions using observational data: Current limitations and future challenges
Dimitrios Rovithis, University of Oxford and Imperial College London


Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2011

14th January 2011
Health Care Reform in the US: What now?
Dr Mark McCellan, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Reform, Brookings Institution
*Special LSE Health Seminar

20th January 2011
What do we know about cost-effectiveness of services for children and families?
Dr Anna Vignoles, Director, Centre for Economics of Education (CEE), Institute of Education

April 14th 2011
Quality and costs of the Dutch health care system
Professor Gert Westert, Scientific Institute for Quality in Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre


Michaelmas Term Formal Programme 2010

September 30th 2010
Patterns of change and the logic of health policy frameworks: Britain, the Netherlands, the United States and Canada in the 2000s
Professor Carolyn Tuohy, University of Toronto

October 28th 2010
Social inequalities in avoidable mortality: two British cohort studies
Dr. David Pevalin, University of Essex

November 18th 2010
Flu shots, mammograms, and the perceptions of probabilities
Dr. Catherine Carman, Tilburg School of Economics and Management

December 9th 2010
Getting health equity for migrants and ethnic minorities off the ground
Professor David Ingleby, Utrecht University 


Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2010

Thursday 29th April 2010 (12.30 - 13.30)
The Meta-Regression Revolution: Correcting Misspecification and Publication Biases
Tom Stanley, Hendrix College, US
Venue: NAB214, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields

Thursday 27th May 2010 (12.30 - 13.30)
Protecting the Unprotected: ethical challenges in conducting research on drug use, sex work, HIV and rights in Pakistan 
Dr Susannah Mayhew, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Thursday 10th June 2010 (12.15 - 13.30)
Understanding the association between socioeconomic status and obesity: time to rethink the fat tax?
Niranjan Shekar, National Health and Medical Research Council Fellow, Australia

Thursday 24th June 2010 (12.30 - 13.30)
Social inequalities in avoidable mortality in Britain 1971-2007: results from two cohort studies
David Pevalin, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex
Venue: S221, St Clements Building


Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2010

Thursday 14th January 2010 (12.30 - 13.45)
Valuing the patient experience in economic evaluations: going beyond QALYs
Mandy Ryan, Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Thursday 21st January 2010 (12.30 - 13.45)
European Commission pharmaceutical sector inquiry: major issues and challenges
Brian Healy, Visiting Fellow, LSE Health

Thursday 4th February 2010 (12.30 - 13.45)
Creating social environments that enable effective community involvement in health projects: lessons from South Africa and India.
Cathy Campbell, LSE  

Thursday 18th February 2010 (12.30 - 13.45)
The Impact of Patient Choice Policy on the Quality of NHS Care
Anna Dixon, Kings Fund

Wednesday 24th February 2010 (12.45 - 14.00)
EU Law and Healthcare: Synergies or Contradictions
Professor Vassilis Hatzopoulos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Room E304, East Building

Thursday 11th March 2010 (12.30 - 13.45)
Creating NHS Local...Partnership working in Health and Social Care
Jon Glasby, University of Birmingham

Thursday 18th March 2010 (12:30 - 13:45)
Governing Hospitals
Richard Saltman, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta


Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2009

Thursday 17th September 2009 (12:00 - 13:00)
Health and Long-Term Care Reform in the United States: To Be or Not to Be? That is the Question
Joshua Weiner, RTI International

Thursday 15th October 2009 (12:30 - 13:45)
The impact of Patient Choice Policy on the Quality of NHS Care
Anna Dixon, King's Fund

Thursday 22nd October 2009 (17:00 - 18:15)
Pay for Performance and Personal Financial Incentives in Health in the US and UK contexts
Larry Brown, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Friday 30th October 2009 (12:30 - 13:45)
Making sense of Obama and American health reform 2009
Ted Marmor, Yale School of Management

Thursday 12th November 2009 (12:30 - 13:45)
Sin Taxes: Do Heterogeneous Responses Undercut Their Value?
Jody L. Sindelar, Yale University School of Public Health

Thursday 26th November 2009 (12:30 - 13:45)
Buyer Power and Price Discrimination: The Case of the UK Care Homes Market
Ruth Hancock, Health Economics Group, University of East Anglia

 


 

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2009

Thursday 14th May 2009 (12.30-13.30)
The development of the National Dementia Strategy
Professor Sube Banerjee, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Thursday 28th May 2009 (12.30-13.30)
Bribes, Nudges and Nannies: Philosophical Assumptions in the Incentivising Health Debate
Richard Ashcroft, Queen Mary, University of London

Thursday 11th June 2009 (12.30-13.30)
Determinants of Access to Antiretroviral Treatment Across Countries
Markus Haacker, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Thursday 25th June 2009 (12.30-13.30)
Consumer choice of integrated delivery systems within the English NHS: Lessons from the Netherlands?
Gwyn Bevan, LSE and Wynand van de Ven, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Thursday 2nd July 2009
Testing, vaccines and other controversies in HIV/AIDS
Roger Detels, UCLA
Venue: H216, Connaught House

 


 

Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2009

Thursday 22nd January 2009 (12.30-13.30)
Title: Do Child Tax Benefits Affect the Wellbeing of Children? Evidence from Canadian Child Benefit Expansions
Professor Mark Stabile, Director, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

Thursday 5th February 2009 (12.30-13.30)
Is there a Nordic Model of Health System Reform?
Professor Richard Saltman, Emory University & Karsten Vrangbaek, University of Copenhagen

Thursday 19th February 2009 (12.30-13.30)
How should huge organisations (the NHS) address huge health threats (climate change)?
Dr David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit

Thursday 5th March 2009 (13.00-14.00)
NHS Reform: where next?
Dr Jennifer Dixon, Director, Nuffield Trust

Thursday 19th March 2009 (12.30-13.30)
What about the workers?: the implications of personalising social care
Professor Gillian Manthorpe, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College

Tuesday 7th April 2009 (17.00-18.30)
'Health in Crisis'
Jenny Borden, Chief-Executive, Interact Worldwide; Peter Colenso, Head of Human Development, DFID; Rotimi Sankore, Coordinator, Africa Public Health Rights Alliance; Emma Pitchforth, Senior Research Fellow, LSE
D602, Clement House.

 


 

Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2008

Thursday 30th October 2008 (12.30-13.30)
Health as constitutional politics: Devolution and health politics in the UK
Professor Scott Greer, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Thursday 30th October 2008 (18.30-20.00)
Inequalities in health in a global context|
Professor Julian Le Grand, LSE; Professor Michael Marmot, University College, London
Chair: Dr Adam Oliver, LSE
*Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Thursday, 13th November 2008 (12.30-13.30)
The Role of Simulation & Modelling in Influencing Healthcare Policy and Service Design
Professor Terry Young, RIGHT, School of Information Systems, Computing & Mathematics, Brunel University

Thursday, 27th November 2008 (12.30-13.30)
 The Healthcare Century
Dr Nicolaus Henke, McKinsey Consulting
*NAB214, New Academic Building

Tuesday 9th December 2008 (13.30-14.30)
Prospects for change in U.S. health policy
Professor Tim Jost, Washington and Lee University School of Law
*NAB214, New Academic Building

Friday 12th December 2008 (12.30-13.30)
Achieving Horizontal Equity: Lessons From Global Cities
Professor Michael Gusmano, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
*NAB119, New Academic Building

 


 

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2008

Thursday 1st May 2008 (12.30-13.45)
Linking macro, meso and micro relationships in the study of healthcare organisation: reflections on a case study of healthcare financing and caesarean section in Chile
Dr Susan Murray, Reader in International Healthcare, King's College London

Thursday 15th May 2008 (12.30-13.45)
NICE Times
Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, National Institute for Clinical Excellence

Thursday 5th June 2008 (12.30-13.45)
Delivering the social care transformation agenda
Julie Jones, Social Care Institute for Excellence

Thursday 19th June 2008 (12.30-13.45)
Private health insurance in Australia
Professor Jane Hall, Professor of Health Economics, University of Technology, Sydney

Thursday 26th June 2008 (12.30-13.45)
How much can we expect of our health care system? The New Zealand reform period and its aftermath
Professor Peter Davis, Department of Sociology, University of Auckland
Venue - Room G1 – 20 Kingsway

Thursday 3rd July (12.30-13.45)
Migration/Mobility and Vulnerability to HIV among Male Migrants in an Indian State: Evidence from a Collaborative Research
Dr Anil Kumar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Venue - Room E168 - East building

 


 

Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2008

Monday 14 January 2008 (11:30-12:45)
Choice, Price Competition and Complexity in Markets for Health Insurance: The Case of Switzerland
Richard G. Frank, Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
J116, Cowdray House (first floor)

Thursday 17 January 2008 (12:30- 13:45)
Will patients benefit from medical education expansion?
Dr David Goodman, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Graham Wallas Room (A550)

Tuesday 5 February 2008 (12.30.-13.45)
On the economics of evidence-based supported employment for people with severe mental illness : what we know, what we don't know, and a few speculations
Dr Eric Latimer, McGill University
Room H102, Connaught House

Thursday 28 February 2008 (12.30-13.45)
Findings from the NICE Social QALY project
Professor Paul Dolan, Imperial College with Dr Richard Edlin, University of Leeds
Graham Wallas Room (A550)


 

Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2007

Thursday 11 October 2007 (12.30-13.45)
The link between healthcare spending and health outcomes: evidence from English programme budgeting data
Dr Nigel Rice, University of York

Thursday 25 October 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Understanding the Costs of Personal Care in the UK
Professor David Bell, University of Stirling

Thursday 8 November 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Public health policy and practice
Dr Alan Maryon Davis, Chair, Royal Institute of Public Health

Thursday 22 November 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Thinking about how the UK might respond to an epidemic of pandemic avian influenza (PI)
Professor Tony Barnett, LSEAIDS, LSE Health and Mackinder Centre for the Study of Long Wave Event
*Room S75

Thursday 6 December 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Current and future challenges for London: an NHS perspective
Ruth Carnell, NHS London
*Room S75

 


 

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2007

25 April 2007 (12.00-13.30)
Some reflections on current US health policy
Professor Mark McClellan, Stanford University
* Vera Anstey Room, Old Building

3 May 2007 (12.30-13.45)
The contribution of the fight against HIV/AIDS to global health: an economist's perspective
Professor Jean-Paul Moatti, Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale

10 May 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Building sustainable health improvement through participatory action research in deprived communities
Gareth Williams, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

24 May 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Global health and development
Richard Alderslade, Children's High Level Group

21 June 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Seeing the NICE side of cost-effectiveness analysis: reflections on the use of CEA in both the UK and the US
Stirling Bryan, HSMC, University of Birmingham

21 June 2007 (18.00-19.30)
"Health Policy under Blair: Accidental Logics Revisited" A special seminar
Professor Carolyn Tuohy, University of Toronto

28 June 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Fairness, Affordability, and The 'Modernization' Of Social Security And Medicare
Professor Theodore Marmor, Yale University

 


 

Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2007

Thursday 18 January 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Title to be confirmed
Professor Nigel Rice, University of York

Thursday 1 February 2007 (12.30-13.45)
NHS Deficits
Professor Barry McCormick, Chief Economist, Department of Health

Thursday 15 February 2007 (12.30-13.45)
How to activate patients with chronic diseases to self manage their health?
Anna Dixon, King's Fund

Thursday 1 March 2007 (12.30-13.45)
The Global Market for ADHD Medicines
Professor Richard Scheffler, Berkeley University

Thursday 15 March 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Title to be confirmed
Professor Gareth Williams School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

 


 

Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2006

Thursday 12 October 2006 (11.45-14.15)
Lessons from the past NHS -hopefully for the future
Mr John Wyn Owen, CB Professor Walter Holland, CBE & Dr Peter Simpson

Thursday 19 October 2006 (12.30-13.45)
Is stigma a barrier to accessing mental health care?
Professor Graham Thornicroft, Kings College London

Thursday 26 October 2006 (12.30-13.45)
Sense of fairness and Health
Dr Roberto De Vogli, Department of epidemiology and public health, UCL

Thursday 9 November 2006 (12.30-13.45)
Understanding patients' choices in the NHS: results from a discrete choice experiment to investigate choice at the point of GP referral
Professor Nancy Devlin, with Jon Appleby & Peter Burge, Department of Economics, City University; Kings Fund; RAND Europe
http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR230|
http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/health_topics/patient_choice.html

Thursday 23 November 2006 (12.30-13.45)
Mental Health in Less Developed Countries: Creating an Evidence Base for Policy & Practice
Shoba Raja, Director, Policy and Practice, BasicNeeds, Bangalore

Friday 1 December 2006 (12.30-13.45)
Managed Care and its international implications
Professor Larry Brown, Columbia University

For details of our current seminar programme please see Departmental Seminar Series

 

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