Dr Rocco Friebel

Dr Rocco Friebel

Assistant Professor of Health Policy

Department of Health Policy

+44 (0)20 7955 5489
Room No
COW 2.09
Office Hours
Wednesday 15:30 - 17:30
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English, French, German
Key Expertise
Health Policy, Health Economics, Public Policy

About me

Dr Rocco Friebel is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Director of the Global Surgery Policy Unit (a partnership between the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Royal College of Surgeons England), and Deputy Director of LSE Health. He is specialised in the economics of health system delivery and the evaluation of complex interventions aimed at improving quality of care. His research comprises the fields of health policy evaluation, patient safety, universal health coverage, and surgical priority setting. Rocco’s broader research interests include the impact of public and regulatory policy on health and health care systems.

Rocco teaches courses in Health Care Regulation (HP433), Quality and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Sciences (HP4C2E), and Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis HP4G4E). He is the Co-Director of the Executive MSc Evaluation of Health Care Interventions and Outcomes in collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Head Tutor of LSE’s online course on Analysing Health Systems: Lessons from COVID-19.

Rocco is a member of several advisory groups, a Board Member of Health Economics, Policy and Law, Steering Committee Member of the European Health Policy Group, and Founder and Host of LSE’s HealthTalks podcast series. Rocco received a PhD from Imperial College London (2018), and an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York (2014). Before joining the Department of Health Policy, he worked as a Senior Analyst for the Health Foundation (2014-2018). 


Programme Co-Director, Executive MSc in Evaluation of Health Care Interventions and Outcomes
HP433 Health Care Regulation
HP4C2E Quality and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Sciences
HP4G4E Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 

External affiliations

Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington DC
Organiser, European Health Policy Group
American Society of Health Economics
International Health Economics Association
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie e.V.
Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts

Expertise Details

Quality of Care; Hospital Performance; Bed Occupancy; Service Reorganization; Hospital Readmissions; Medical Innovation; Health Policy Evaluation; Microeconometrics

My research