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Professor Alan Maynard

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Alan Maynard is Professor of Health Economics and Director of the York Health Policy Group in the Department of Health Sciences, University of York in England. He is an Adjunct Professor, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

He was Founding Director of the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York (1983 – 95) and Founding Editor of Health Economics, a specialist journal now in its fourteenth year. He has worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the UK Government’s Department for International Development in countries such as China, Cyprus, Chile, Brazil and South Africa.

Maynard has published widely in books, specialist journals and the media. His latest book, which he edited and contributed to was The Public-Private Mix for Health (Radcliffe & Nuffield Trust, 2005) which included essays by local experts on the workings of eight healthcare systems, including the USA.

He has been Chair of the York NHS Health Services Trust since 1997 and has been involved in NHS management since 1983.