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CSI Seminar: Martin Bardsley and Theo Georghiou

24/06/2015 (16:30-17:30)


Location: Dinwoodie Lecture Theatre, Cicely Saunders Institute, Denmark Hill Campus

Costs of care at the end of life

Speakers: Dr Martin Bardsley and Theo Georghiou, Nuffield Trust

As part of the Cicely Saunders Institute Seminar & Lecture series, Dr Martin Bardsley and Theo Georghiou will present on the costs of care at the end of life.

Dr Martin Bardsley


Martin Bardsley is Director of Research at the Nuffield Trust, an authoritative and independent source of evidence-based research and policy analysis for improving health care in the UK. Martin has over 20 years’ experience in health services research and analysis. He leads a team undertaking a research programme that includes studies on the quality of care, development of predictive risk modelling and the evaluation of alternative models for delivering health services. The team specialises in work that exploits the use of existing information and uses data linkage over time and across sectors to understand patient level outcomes and service costs. Recent work has included papers on: 

  • a cluster randomised trial of telehealth technology
  • studies of social care use at the end of life
  • a person-based model for NHS resource allocation
  • a range of evaluations of community-based care initiatives. 

Martin previously worked as Head of Screening & Surveillance at the Healthcare Commission, where he led the development and implementation of innovative approaches to the use of information in risk-based regulation. He has also worked with public health, leading on a range of studies of health in London. His early research interests included studies on outcome measurement and case mix classification. 

Martin has a PhD from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health. 

Theo Georghiou 


Theo joined the Nuffield Trust in 2008 as a Senior Researcher. His interests include predictive risk techniques, methodologies for the evaluation of complex interventions and end-of-life care.

Theo has a decade of experience of using large administrative datasets spanning primary and secondary health care and social care services. In his previous role at the King’s Fund he was part of the team that developed the Patients at Risk of Readmissions tool, used by commissioners to identify patients at high risk of an emergency readmission. At the Nuffield Trust he has used similar techniques to make use of a wide range of data sources, including those from social care and GP systems. 

He is currently involved in evaluating the role of volunteers in helping to avoid unplanned hospital admissions, and is documenting variations in the use of hospital care at the end of life. 

Previous projects include involvement in the development of a person-based resource allocation model, evaluations of a palliative care nursing service and studies of the use of health and social care at the end of life. 

Theo has a master’s degree in Experimental and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge.

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