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CEMPH Conference 2013

CEMPH perspectives: 20 years of applying health economics in complex contexts

CEMPH (Centre for the Economics of Mental and Physical Health) ran a very successful one-day conference, in celebration of our 20 year anniversary, on Thursday 7th November 2013.

The conference programme was designed to interest the widest audience of health economists, and those who are interested in, or are affected by, health economics. We had very well-known and distinguished speakers who led on a mix of lectures, interactive parallel sessions and a discussion panel:

Conference Programme


Professor Paul McCrone, Director of CEMPH at King’s College London

CEMPH history and inception

Professor Martin Knapp, former Director of CEMPH at King’s College London and Director and Professor of Social Policy; Director, NIHR School for Social Care Research at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Marking the territory in complex interventions

Professor Peter Tyrer, Professor of Community Psychiatry at Imperial College London

Showcase of CEMPH research in complex contexts

CEMPH researchers

Outcome measurement in mental health

Professor John Brazier, Personal Chair in Health Economics at the University of Sheffield

Parallel session 1: international perspectives

Dr Dan Chisholm, Department of Health Systems Financing at the World Health Organisation

Professor Silvia Evers, Department of Health Services Research at Maastricht University

Professor Luke Vale, Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics; Deputy Director of the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University

Parallel session 2: evaluation perspectives

Dr Jennifer Francis, Research Analyst at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

Professor Mark Sculpher, Director of the Programme on Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment at York University

Professor Steve Morris, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London

Panel discussion: using QALYs in NICE decision-making

Dr Elisabeth George, Associate Director for Appraisals at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Professor John Brazier, Personal Chair in Health Economics at the University of Sheffield

Professor Charles Normand, Edward Kennedy Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Dublin, Trinity College

Professor Joanna Coast, School of Health and Population Sciences at the University of Birmingham

Closing remarks

Professor Sarah Byford, Co-deputy Director of CEMPH at King’s College London

Venue and Amenities


The conference was held at Mary Ward House, Tavistock Place, London, WC1.

This conference and exhibition centre is located in the heart of Bloomsbury, and is close to Euston, King’s Cross and Russell Square stations, with direct links to Heathrow Airport. It is also on main bus routes to central London and Waterloo station.

If you have any further questions, please contact: Linda Parker

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