Professor and NIHR Senior Research Fellow, University of York

Richard Cookson is a Professor and NIHR Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York.

Richard’s research focuses on equity in health and health care. He has helped to develop health equity indicators for the NHS and methods for incorporating health inequality concerns into economic evaluation, and is currently conducting a five-year fellowship research programme on the health equity impacts of organisations and interventions.

Richard holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a DPhil in Economics from the University of York, and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford. After completing his doctorate, he worked at the Centre for Health Economics (1997-8), the London School of Economics LSE Health and Social Care (1998-00), the University of East Anglia School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice (2000-6) and the University of York Department of Social Policy and Social Work (2006-10).

Experience

  • –present
    Reader and NIHR Senior Research Fellow, University of York