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Yunus Chair and Pro Vice Chancellor Research, Glasgow Caledonian University

Professor Cam Donaldson holds the Yunus Chair in Social Business & Health. He was Director of the Centre for Social Business & Health from 2010-2016 and is now Pro Vice Chancellor Research at GCU and is still a centre member.

Cam is a renowned health economist who has been a professor at Aberdeen University, followed by the Svare Chair in Health Economics at the University of Calgary and the Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics at Newcastle University. Cam has won over £25m in research funding, including prestigious fellowship awards, and is known for his methodological and practical research on economic evaluation and health care priority setting. He has published over 250 refereed journal articles in economics, medical, health policy and health management journals and (co-)authored/edited several books on health economics and public service delivery.

Since coming to Yunus Centre in 2010, Cam has retained interests in preference elicitation and priority setting, but has also developed a focus on assessing impacts of microcredit and social business on health and wellbeing, funded mostly through awards from the Medical Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council as well as from the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government’s Health Directorates. In 2017 he led Glasgow Caledonian to become the first University to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals as the framework for its research strategy.


  • 2011–present
    Yunus Chair in Social Business & Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • 2006–2011
    Director, Institute of Health and Society, University of Newcastle
  • 2001–2006
    Chair in Health Economics, University of Newcastle
  • 1998–2002
    Svare Chair in Health Economics, University of Calgary
  • 1996–2001
    Professor of Health Economics, University of Aberdeen
  • 1991–1998
    Deputy Director, Health Research Unit, University of Aberdeen
  • 1989–1990
    Lecturer in Health Economics, University of Sydney


Alberta Heritage Senior Scholar (1998-2003); Canadian Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator (2000-2002); Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics (2002-2010); National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator (2008-12)