Dean of ScHARR recognised for world-leading research

John BrazierCongratulations to Professor John Brazier, Dean of our School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), who has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The Fellowship brings together world-leading scientists from across the UK to pioneer the research that will transform the future of public health.

Celebrated globally, their work is renowned for providing real benefits to society while breaking new academic ground.

Professor Brazier, Professor of Health Economics and Decision Science, said: "I am delighted to be elected to such a prestigious Academy of medical and health scientists, and pleased for the recognition it brings to the research undertaken in ScHARR. The Academy is influential in the development of research policy in this country and I hope to lend by support for investment in the important areas of applied health services and public health research."

Fellows are elected from across the spectrum of biomedical and health research. Representing the cutting edge of medical science, they are chosen for their outstanding contribution to research and society.

Professor Brazier has been distinguished for his widely celebrated research in the area of economic evaluation of healthcare interventions. After more than 25 years at the forefront of health research, he is best known his work in developing a preference-based measure of health for the SF-36 (SF-6D), a survey now used across the world to monitor healthcare outcomes for patients.

Professor Brazier was Director of the Economic Evaluation Policy Research Unit (EEPRU) until taking up his new position as Dean. A collaboration between our University and the University of York, the Unit undertakes applied and methodological research that informs health policy in England.

Professor Brazier is also a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator (Emeritus), and in 2016 was listed as a Thomson Reuters 2016 Highly Cited Researcher.

He is currently involved in several innovative projects, including an investigation into the value of self management support interventions for long-term conditions, What works well in wellbeing in the community and a Medical Research Council (MRC) project to develop a new measure that better takes into account of wellbeing for use in health technology assessment, public health and social care.