Professor Chris Bojke

Professor Chris Bojke


Chris is an empirical health economist specialising in the analysis of observational datasets and their role in HTA. He also has an interest in the economics of the health labour force. Health Economics, econometrics, economic evaluation, Health Technology Assessment.


PhD Economics - Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 2010

MSc Statistics - University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1995

BA(hons) 1st Class Economics - Nottingham Trent University 1994

Previous Roles

Prior to joining AUHE in September 2016, Chris was a Senior Research Fellow in the Health Policy team at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York from 2005 - 2009 and as a research fellow in the primary care team from 1999 to 2004. In between CHE stints, Chris was a senior economist at the National Foundation for Educational Research and director of Pharmerit Ltd, a private consultancy firm providing HTA services to the pharmaceutical industry.

Current Research Interests

The use of large scale observational datasets (such as HES) for the purposes of HTA and health policy evaluation/decision making

The use of panel-data econometric techniques alongside clinical trials to identify important idiosyncrasies such as patient heterogeneity, response over time and non-random drop-out or switching \n The cost-effectiveness of Health Care Staffing inputs

Incorporating elements of patient choice in optimal service delivery

The health economics of maternity services - managing demand; patient choice and service provision \n \n \nCurrent Research \nNIHR HTA. Pre-Fit: Prevention of Fall Injury Trial: a parallel group cluster randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation

Teaching Responsibilities

Applied Health Econometrics, MSc in Health Economics, University of Leeds

Analysing Patient-Level Data using Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), University of York

Current PhD students

Davide Trebaldi. The impact of adherence to guidelines, individual behaviour, and personality traits on the management of type 2 diabetes. Supervisors Claire Hulme, Chris Bojke, Robert West

PhD supervision

Chris is interested in supervising PhD projects across a wide range of health economics topics including HTA and health policy, especially where there is a clear econometric theme of either/or using observational data or identifying heterogeneity in outcomes/preferences.

Committee/Steering Group Membership

2017 - current: Standing Core Member of the NICE Public Health Advisory Committee B

2016 - current: Steering Group for Safer Nursing Care Tool Development a University of Southampton project.

2015 - current: Steering Committee of Measuring General Practice Productivity a University of Sheffield and King’s Fund project

2014 – 2015: Standing Core Member of the NICE Safe Staffing Advisory Committee


  • Head of Academic Unit of Health Economics

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Academic Unit of Health Economics
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