Holland, Walter

Professor Walter Holland  


Position held

Visiting Professor


Experience keywords:

epidemiology; health policy evaluation; health screening, general and occupational; health services reform; health services research; stroke


French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Basic]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6277



Capewell, S. and McCartney, M. and Holland, W. (2015) Invited debate: response to Waterall et al. Journal of Public Health, 37 (2). 185-186. ISSN 1741-3842

Holland, Walter W. (2015) Public health coming home Journal of Public Health, 37 (2). 362-363. ISSN 1741-3842

Capewell, S. and McCartney, M. and Holland, W. (2015) Invited debate: NHS Health Checks - a naked emperor? Journal of Public Health, 37 (2). 187-192. ISSN 1741-3842


Holland, Walter (2014) Lessons from the past International Journal of Health Planning and Management. ISSN 0749-6753


Holland, Walter (2013) Improving health services Health and Social Care at LSE (20 Nov 2013) Blog entry

Holland, Walter and McKee, Martin (2013) Can hospital mortality comparisons ever be fit for purpose? BMC, 347 (nov19 ). f6898-f6898. ISSN 1756-1833

Holland, Walter (2013) Improving health services: background, method and applications Edward Elgar , Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781783470181

Kossarova, Lucia and Holland, Walter and Mossialos, Elias (2013) 'Avoidable' mortality: a measure of health system performance in the Czech Republic and Slovakia between 1971 and 2008 Health Policy and Planning, 28 (5). 508-525. ISSN 0268-1080


McKee, Martin and Hurst, Louise and Aldridge, Robert W and Raine, Rosalind and Mindell, Jennifer S and Wolfe, Ingrid and Holland, Walter (2011) Public health in England: an option for the way forward? Lancet, 378 (9790). 536-539. ISSN 0140-6736

Ladurner, Joy and Gerger, Marlene and Holland, Walter and Mossialos, Elias and Merkur, Sherry and Stewart, Susie and Irwin, Rachel and Soffried, Jürgen, eds (2011) Public health in Austria: an analysis of the status of public health Observatory studies series, 24. World Health Organization, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 9789289002493


Holland, Walter (2010) Competition or collaboration?: a comparison of health services in the UK Clinical Medicine, 10 (5). 431-433. ISSN 1470-2118

Holland, Walter W. (2010) Appreciation: John Pemberton, 1912-2010 International Journal of Epidemiology, 39 (3). 641-643. ISSN 0300-5771


Holland, Walter (2009) Measuring the quality of medical care Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 14 (3). 183-185. ISSN 1355-8196

Kossarova, Lucia and Holland, Walter and Nolte, Ellen and McKee, Martin (2009) Measuring ‘avoidable’ mortality: methodological note Directorate-General “Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities”, Brussels, Belgium.


Holland, Walter W. and Stewart, Susie and Masseria, Cristina (2006) Policy brief: screening in Europe European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, World Health Organisation, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Holland, Walter (2005) Screening in disease prevention : what works? Radcliffe Pulishing, Oxford, UK. ISBN 185775770X


Holland, Walter (2004) Evidenz und präventionspolitik in England In: Luber, Eva and Geene, Raimund, (eds.) Qualitätssicherung und Evidenzbasierung in Der GesundheitsföRderung: Wer Weiß, Was Gut Ist: Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft, Wolitik, B. Mabuse-Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany, 27-36. ISBN 9783935964449

Holland, Walter (2004) Health technology assessment and public health: a commentary International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 20 (1). 77-80. ISSN 0266-4623


Holland, Walter (2003) Rationing in the NHS Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, 41 (7). 55-56. ISSN 0012-6543

Holland, Walter (2003) Commentary: Should we not go further than descriptions of avoidable mortality? Internation Journal of Epidemiology, 32 (3). 447-448. ISSN 0300-5771


Holland, Walter (2002) Foundations for health improvement: productive epidemiological public health research The Stationery Office. ISBN 9780117029941

Holland, Walter (2002) Overview of policies and strategies In: Oxford Textbook of Public Health. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 257-262. ISBN 0198509596

Holland, Walter (2002) Public health - its critical requirements In: Detels, R and McEwen, J and Beaglehole, R and Tanaka, H, (eds.) Oxford Textbook of Public Health. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 1757-1764. ISBN 0198509596

Holland, Walter (2002) A dubious future for public health? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 95 (4). 182-188. ISSN 0141-0768


Holland, Walter (2001) Evidence-based medicine: a commentary Euro Observer, 3 (3). 1-3. ISSN 1020-7481

Holland, Walter (2001) Public health In: Loch, S and Last, M and Dunea, G, (eds.) Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 978-0192629500

Holland, Walter (2001) Overview: measuring quality of health care In: Wolfe, C and McKevitt, C and Rudd, A, (eds.) Stroke Services: Policy and Practice Across Europe. Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781857754551

Holland, Walter (2001) Commentary: A history of the South-East London screening study International Journal of Epidemiology, 30 (5). 940-942. ISSN 0300-5771


Holland, Walter (2000) Stroke: past, present and future Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 0192631527

Holland, Walter (2000) Public health: the vision and the challenge: an attempt to analyse the issues and possible solutions Journal of Epidemiology, 10 (4). 200-215. ISSN 1349-9092

Holland, Walter and Macara, Alexander (2000) A critical analysis of a US health economist's view of the National Health Service Lancet, 356 (9223). 79-80. ISSN 0140-6736


Holland, Walter and Mossialos, E and Belcher, P and Merkel, B (1999) Public health policies in the European Union Ashgate, Brookfield, VT. ISBN 0754620727

Holland, Walter (1999) What should be the concerns of epidemiology? International Journal of Epidemiology, 28 (5). S1009-S1011. ISSN 0300-5771

Holland, Walter and Stewart, Susie (1999) Futures I In: Griffiths, Sian and Hunter, David J., (eds.) Perspectives in Public Health. Radcliffe Medical Press, Abingdon, UK, 271-280. ISBN 1857752090

Holland, Walter (1999) Public health policies and priorities in Europe In: Holland, Walter and Mossialos, Elias, (eds.) Public Health Policies in the European Union. Ashgate, Brookfield, VT, 1-48. ISBN 9780754620723

Holland, Walter (1999) Inequalities in health (commentary) Eurohealth, 5 (1). 35-36. ISSN 1356-1030

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