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.