Professor David Parkin is Visiting Professor at City, University of London and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Office of Health Economics, London. His most recent employment was as Professor of Health Economics in the Division of Health and Social Care Research at King’s College London, and was previously Chief Economist at a Strategic Health Authority within the UK’s National Health Service. Before joining the NHS, David was a professor in the Economics Department at City University London. Earlier posts included 15 years in the academic Public Health department at Newcastle University and health economics research posts in Aberdeen and Manchester. He has been an Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health since 1998.
David has taught health economics in many places, to many different types of student and at many levels. He has written many published articles and book chapters and is joint author, with Stephen Morris, Nancy Devlin and Ann Spencer, of a popular textbook on health economics, ‘Economic Analysis in Health Care’, published by Wiley. His research interests are broad, but in particular include health measurement, priority setting and efficiency measurement.