Adrian Towse

Adrian Towse

Director Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow

Professor Adrian Towse is Director Emeritus of the Office of Health Economics in the UK.  Adrian’s current research includes incentives for new drugs and vaccines to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance, the use of 'risk-sharing' arrangements between health care payers and pharmaceutical companies, including value-based pricing approaches; the economics of precision or stratified medicine for health care payers and the pharmaceutical industry; and economic issues that affect both R&D for and access to treatments for diseases prevalent in low and middle income countries. 

A Senior Visiting Fellow at the Health Economics Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, at the University of Oxford, Adrian also has been a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and a Visiting Professor at the University of York. For ten years, he served as a Non-Executive Director of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the UK’s largest hospital groups. Adrian was President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) for the 2014-15 term.

Adrian joined the OHE in 1993 and served as Director for 25 years. He holds an MA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Keble College, Oxford; an MPhil in Management Studies from Nuffield College, Oxford, and the Oxford Centre for Management Studies; and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.