Bruce Hollingsworth is Professor of Health Economics in the Division of Health Research, Lancaster University, UK. His previous appointment was as Director of the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, where he remains Adjunct Professor.
Research and international collaborative publications are principally in the area of efficiency measurement with respect to the production of health and health care, social determinants of health, and the translation of research into practice. Among current grants, he is Chief Investigator on a $1.8 million NHMRC Programme Grant on chronic disease prevention, Chief Investigator on a $1.4 million NHMRC grant on the cost-effectiveness of a diabetes prevention programme in India, Chief Investigator on an $850,000 NHMRC grant on mental illness, Chief Investigator A on two ARC Discovery Grants, one for $500,000 looking at self assessed health, one for $300,000 looking at behavioural response, Chief Investigator on a $660,000 NHMRC grant on the costs and benefits of complimentary and alternative medicine.
Recent grants include two ARC Discoveries: for $230,000 to look at the economics of obesity, and; $175,000 to look at health production, as well as Associate Investigator A on a $3.5 million NHMRC Health Services Research Programme Grant focusing on modelling health care systems, and a Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) Public Health Fellowship.
This is alongside other research interests, administrative responsibilities, and teaching commitments. Bruce currently supervises five PhD students.
He also runs the official International Health Economics Association (iHEA) e-mail discussion list, is on the iHEA International Scientific Committee, is an active member of health economics organisations worldwide, an invited speaker at many international conferences and to many Government bodies, is a referee for 40 international journals, and has over 150 publications, and is Associate Editor of Health Economics and The DEA Journal, as well as being on the Editorial Board of The Handbook of Global Health Economics.