Professor Alistair McGuire

Professor Alistair McGuire

Head of Department, Professor of Health Economics

Department of Health Policy

020 7955 6375
Room No
COW 2.02
Office Hours
Thursday 16.00-17.00 via Student Hub; Other times available via email appointment
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Key Expertise
cost-effectiveness analysis, economic evaluation

About me

Professor Alistair McGuire is Head of Department and Chair of Health Economics at the Department of Health Policy. Prior to this he was Professor of Economics at City University, London after being a tutor in Economics at the University of Oxford. Professor McGuire has also been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, the University of Sydney, the University of York, and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

He has acted as an advisor to a number of governments and governmental bodies, including the United Kingdom government, the UK Competition Commission, the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the German Institut fur Qualität Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen (IQWiG), as well as for a number of international bodies (including the World Bank, the WHO, and the IMF) and pharmaceutical and health care insurance companies. 

Professor McGuire has pursued an interest in the economics of health care for over thirty years. His research cover all topics in health economics, including international comparisons, economics of the hospital, public/private sector interface, cost-effectiveness analysis of health technologies, and health economics alongside clinical trials. He also has extensive teaching experience and has written numerous books, articles and reports on this. He has been involved in a number of major clinical trials as the lead health economist.

Expertise Details

comparative effectiveness research; cost-effectiveness analysis; economic evaluation; pharmaeconomics; health economics; health services research

My research

Performance characteristics of the ultrasound strategy during incidence screening in the UK collaborative trial of ovarian cancer screening (UKCTOCS)


Author(s) Jatinderpal Kalsi, Aleksandra Gentry‐maharaj, Andy Ryan, Naveena Singh, Matthew Burnell, Susan Massingham, Sophia Apostolidou, Aarti Sharma, Karin Williamson, Mourad Seif, Tim Mould, Robert Woolas, Stephen Dobbs, Simon Leeson, Lesley Fallowfield, Steven J. Skates, Mahesh Parmar, Stuart Campbell, Ian Jacobs, Alistair McGuire, Usha Menon

Completeness and accuracy of national cancer and death registration for outcome ascertainment in trials—an ovarian cancer exemplar


Author(s) Jatinderpal K. Kalsi, Andy Ryan, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Danielle Margolin-Crump, Naveena Singh, Matthew Burnell, Elizabeth Benjamin, Sophia Apostolidou, Mariam Habib, Susan Massingham, Chloe Karpinskyj, Robert Woolas, Martin Widschwendter, Lesley Fallowfield, Stuart Campbell, Steven Skates, Alistair McGuire, Max Parmar, Ian Jacobs, Usha Menon

Ovarian cancer symptoms, routes to diagnosis and survival – population cohort study in the ‘no screen’ arm of the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS)


Author(s) James Dilley, Matthew Burnell, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Andy Ryan, Christina Neophytou, Sophia Apostolidou, Chloe Karpinskyj, Jatinderpal Kalsi, Tim Mould, Robert Woolas, Naveena Singh, Martin Widschwendter, Lesley Fallowfield, Stuart Campbell, Steven J. Skates, Alistair McGuire, Mahesh Parmar, Ian Jacobs, Usha Menon