Dr Irene Papanicolas is Assistant Professor in Health Economics and Co-director of the Executive MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management in the LSE Department of Health Policy. Dr Papanicolas is also a visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr Papanicolas is interested in performance measurement of health care systems and services. She research investigates the use of performance measurement to conduct international comparisons of health systems, as well as to measure and improve the performance of health services within health systems. Her research has focused on the evaluation of common performance metrics, as well as the use of these measures in incentive programs.