David McDaid

Biography

David McDaid is Research Fellow in Health Policy and Health Economics at LSE Health and Social Care and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is co-ordinator of the Mental Health Economics European Network, a 32 country network examining a range of issues, including detailed analysis of the financing of mental health and the socio-economic impact of mental health problems, including aspects of prevention and promotion of good mental well-being. Other recent research has included evaluation of the first phase of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy in Scotland, the UK wide Healthy Living Centre Initiative, and undertaking a review of the extent to which economic evaluations have been used in public health for the Welsh Assembly Government. He has also co-authored a recent report on the Irish health care system.

He has published more than 40 peer reviewed papers largely on the use of economics in policy making and on mental health policy and acted as a consultant to a variety of governments, public and voluntary agencies including the World Health Organisation, the European Commission and Amnesty International. He is co-editor of the recently published book Mental Health Policy and Practice Across Europe, editor of Eurohealth, associate editor of Health Policy, co-covenor of the joint Campbell/Cochrane Collaboration Economic Methods Group and a director of the Health Equity Network.

Recent publications

  • What are reasons for the large gender differences in the lethality of suicidal acts? An epidemiological analysis in four European countries
    Mergl, Roland, Koburger, Nicole, Heinrichs, Katherina, Székely, András, Tóth, Mónika Ditta, Coyne, James, Quintão, Sónia, Arensman, Ella, Coffey, Claire, Maxwell, Margaret, Värnik, Airi, van Audenhove, Chantal, McDaid, David, Sarchiapone, Marco, Schmidtke, Armin, Genz, Axel, Gusmão, Ricardo and Hegerl, Ulrich (2015) What are reasons for the large gender differences in the lethality of suicidal acts? An epidemiological analysis in four European countries. PLOS One, 10 (7). e0129062. ISSN 1932-6203
  • Preventing road-related injuries
    Anderson, Rob, McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2015) Preventing road-related injuries. In: McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry, (eds.) Promoting Health, Preventing Disease: The Economic Case. UK higher education humanities & social sciences health & social welfare. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK, pp. 191-214. ISBN 9780335262267
  • Supporting effective and efficient policies: the role of economic analysis
    McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry (2015) Supporting effective and efficient policies: the role of economic analysis. In: McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry, (eds.) Promoting Health, Preventing Disease: The Economic Case. UK higher education humanities & social sciences health & social welfare. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK, pp. 19-32. ISBN 9780335262267
  • Making an economic case for intersectoral action
    McDaid, David and Wismar, Matthias (2015) Making an economic case for intersectoral action. In: McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry, (eds.) Promoting Health, Preventing Disease: the Economic Case. Open University Press , Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. ISBN 9780335262267
  • The economics of health promotion and disease prevention: the way forward
    Merkur, Sherry, McDaid, David and Sassi, Franco (2015) The economics of health promotion and disease prevention: the way forward. In: McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry, (eds.) Promoting Health, Preventing Disease: The Economic Case. UK higher education humanities & social sciences health & social welfare. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK, pp. 313-324. ISBN 9780335262267
  • Introduction to the economics of health promotion and disease prevention
    Sassi, Franco, McDaid, David and Merkur, Sherry (2015) Introduction to the economics of health promotion and disease prevention. In: McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry, (eds.) Promoting Health, Preventing Disease: The Economic Case. UK higher education humanities & social sciences health & social welfare. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK, pp. 3-18. ISBN 9780335262267
  • Protecting mental health, preventing depression: do we have an economic case?
    Smit , F., Cuipers , P., Petrea, I. and McDaid, David (2015) Protecting mental health, preventing depression: do we have an economic case? In: McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry, (eds.) Promoting Health, Preventing Disease: the Economic Case. Open University Press , Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, pp. 215-233. ISBN 9780335262267
  • Relationship between suicidal behaviours and poverty in low and middle income countries: systematic review
    Iemmi, Valentina, Bantjes, Jason, Coast, Ernestina, McDaid, David, Leone, Tiziana, Channer, Kerrie and Lund, Crick (2015) Relationship between suicidal behaviours and poverty in low and middle income countries: systematic review. In: 28th World Congress for the International Association for Suicide Prevention, 16-29 Jun 2015, Montreal, Canada.
  • Cost-effectiveness of the mental health and development model for schizophrenia-spectrum and bipolar disorders in rural Kenya
    de Menil, Victoria, Knapp, Martin, McDaid, David, Raja, Shoba, Kingori, Joyce, Waruguru, Milka, Kippen Wood, Sarah, Mannarath, Saju and Lund, Crick (2015) Cost-effectiveness of the mental health and development model for schizophrenia-spectrum and bipolar disorders in rural Kenya. Psychological Medicine . ISSN 0033-2917
  • Promoting mental wellbeing, tackling loneliness: a review of the effectiveness of actions delivered outside of the health sector
    McDaid, David, Forsman, Anna K, Matosevic, Tihana, Park, A-La and Wahlbeck, Kristian (2015) Promoting mental wellbeing, tackling loneliness: a review of the effectiveness of actions delivered outside of the health sector. In: Research showcase: Loneliness, prevention and wellbeing, 17/04/2015, London School of Economics.

For a full list of David's publications, please see his LSE Research Online| page

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