February 2, 2018
Professor Smith has been a Health Economist for over 25 years, following undergraduate and postgraduate studies in economics at the University of York. Upon leaving York in 1991, he worked in Sydney, Cambridge, Bristol, Melbourne, and Norwich, before joining the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in May 2007. From 2008 to 2011 Prof. Smith served as Head of Department of Global Health & Development, and from 2011 to 2018, he served as Dean of Faculty of Public Health & Policy. He is currently the Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Health Economics at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Professor Smith’s current interests are broadly in the interaction and interface between a nation’s health system and other systems ― both within the nation (e.g., agriculture, manufacturing and finance sectors) and between different countries (e.g., through movement of patients and health professionals). This interest has been manifest in two areas: (i) macro-economic modelling of health (care), concerning the impact of communicable and non-communicable diseases and related polices; and (ii) economic analysis of the impact of trade and trade agreements. He has worked on the economics of AMR for over 20 years.