OHE Expert Profile
David Parkin is Honorary Visiting Professor in the Economics Department at City, University of London. He is an economist who has specialised in health and health care for his entire career, starting with a DPhil at the University of York. His most recent appointment was as Professor of Health Economics in the Division of Health and Social Care Research at King’s College London. He was previously Professor of Economics at City, and has held academic posts at the Medical Schools of the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Aberdeen, and Manchester. From 2009-2013, he was Chief Economist at a Strategic Health Authority within the National Health Service, where his role was to develop, promote, and support economic thinking and analysis throughout the region covered by the Authority.
He has authored many published articles and book chapters in health economics and is co-author of a popular textbook in health economics, Economic Analysis in Health Care. He is a member of the EuroQol group, the owner and developer of the EQ-5D, the world’s most widely used health-related quality of life measurement instrument. From 1998-2011, he organised and led the UK’s Health Economists’ Study Group.