Andrew Street is a Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Policy, having joined the London School of Economics in September 2017. Previously he was at the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, which he joined in 1999, and where he was Director of the Health Policy team and Director of the Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (ESHCRU), a joint collaboration with the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the LSE and the University of Kent.
He has a MSc in Health Economics (1990), a MA in Public Administration and Public Policy (2000) and a PhD in Economics (2002), all awarded by the University of York. After completing his MSc, Andrew spent three years in Australia working at the National Centre for Health Program Evaluation, Monash University and the Victorian Department of Health and Community Services. This was followed by a five-year spell with the York Health Economics Consortium and 18 years with the Centre for Health Economics.
In 2005 he worked part-time in the English Department of Health. In 2016 he served as special advisor to the House of Commons Health Committee for its inquiry into the Impact of the Spending Review on health and social care. He has been an editor of the Journal of Health Economics since 2006, and currently serves as chair of the Welsh Health Economics Support Service Advisory Group.
A key strength of his work is the interplay between scientific rigour and policy relevance. He is active in disseminating to a range of academic audiences, evidenced by publications in economics, medical, policy, and statistical journals to policy makers, and to the general public, notably via his regular column commenting on health policy matters for The Conversation UK.
Find Professor Street's CV here.
- For 10 years he has led research that the government recognises as providing “the most comprehensive and reliable estimates of productivity” for the NHS.
- His work on paying for specialised treatment determines the annual allocation of around £1.2billion funds to hospitals.
- Based on research into patient reported outcomes, he has helped develop a decision tool to help prospective patients and clinicians decide whether to have treatment.
- His research has been used to shape integrated care arrangements for people with multiple long-term conditions in Somerset.
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