Alex Carter is a Senior Lecturer in Practice at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). His work on health systems improvement aims to improve the quality and safety of care delivery using approaches that facilitate the translation of more efficient and effective methods. In recent years, he evaluated the clinical and economic impact of information systems and related technologies for patient safety in the NHS. This theme is part of wider research he conducts on the economics of information and technology innovation.
Alex is a consultant to the World Health Organization, advising on the economics of health security (2016-2018) and on health system resilience (2020-). Globally, he has advised several governments and health ministries on the topics of health security, patient safety and quality improvement. He also advises pharmaceutical and device firms on health technology appraisal, having started his career in industry. Currently, with surgical colleagues at St Mary’s Hospital in London, he is a co-investigator on an NIHR funded grant, responsible for appraising the economic impact and implementation of a novel surgical device.
Alex has extensive teaching experience, covering health system dynamics, financing healthcare, pharmaceutical economics, economic evaluation, and statistics for health policy. He currently leads the first module on the NHS Digital Academy, which is a pioneering program aimed at training informatics professionals in the dynamics of health and social care delivery. He also leads the economic evaluation module on the executive MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences.