Our Governance

Our Board of Trustees and advisory committees are essential to guiding our work, maintaining the quality and independence of our research programme and our publications, and ensuring we align with our charitable objectives. Our Editorial Panel reviews OHE’s own publications, ensuring their intellectual rigour and value.


Our Board, Committees, and Editorial Panel

Charitable objects

OHE became a registered Charity in December 2016
(registration number 1170829).

To advance the education of the public in general/health care payers/policy makers (and particularly patients and healthcare professionals) on the subject of health economics and healthcare policy.

Activities in furtherance of this will include, in particular but not exclusively:

  • Promotion of evidence-based health care policy, by carrying out research on the economics of health, health care systems and the life sciences industry
  • Promotion of effective and efficient use of health care resources, by advancing the use of economic approaches to support decision making
  • The facilitation of decision making and awareness of health care policy issues, by encouraging debate and dissemination of relevant health economics research

For the avoidance of doubt, the terms “health economics” shall mean the application of economic theory, models and empirical techniques to the analysis of decision making by people, health care providers and governments with respect to health and health care.

Research Integrity at the Office of Health Economics

OHE was awarded Independent Research Organisation (IRO) by UKRI in 2020

OHE is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards according to our values of integrity, responsibility and accountability, collegiality, equality of respect and opportunity, intellectual freedom, and sustainability in our everyday decision-making.

OHE fully supports the UUK Concordat to support research integrity and its five commitments of:

  • upholding the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research;
  • ensuring that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards;
  • supporting a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers;
  • using transparent, timely, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct  when they arise;
  • working together to strengthen the integrity of research and reviewing progress regularly and openly.