OHE Expert Profile
Christopher Henshall Ph.D. has worked in universities, research funding bodies and the UK Civil Service, including positions at the UK Medical Research Council, the Department of Health and the NHS in England (where as Under Secretary he was involved in establishing the NHS R&D Budget, the NHS HTA Programme and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – NICE), the Department of Trade and Industry (where he was responsible for UK science and innovation policy and funding), and the University of York (where as Pro Vice Chancellor he was responsible for promoting enterprise and innovation and links with government and businesses, and served as Chair of the York Health Economics Consortium).
He was the Founding President of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi), Chair of the HTAi Policy Forum from 2005-7 and 2011-16, and Chair of the HTAi Asia HTA Policy Forum from 2013-16. Other recent positions include Board Director of Alberta Innovates (the public funder of research and innovation in the Province of Alberta, Canada), Associate Professor in the Health Economics Research Group at Brunel University London, and Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York (UK). He was awarded the David H Banta Distinguished Career Award by HTAi in 2017.