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David Whynes

Emeritus Professor of Health Economics,

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Biography

David Whynes holds degrees from the Universities of York and St. Andrews. He joined the staff of the University of Nottingham in 1976, following a three-year research fellowship at York. Appointed initially as a Lecturer in Economics, he became a Senior Lecturer, then a Reader, and finally a full Professor. He retired in 2016. During his career, he authored or edited 10 books and authored, co-authored or contributed to more than 220 scientific research papers. He taught a wide variety of undergraduate economics courses, although his later teaching focus was health economics for both undergraduate economists and postgraduate medical students.

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Research Summary

Professor Whynes has researched in a wide variety of health care fields, including the economic analysis of primary care, services for the deaf and maternity care. The economic aspects of cancer and… read more

Current Research

Professor Whynes has researched in a wide variety of health care fields, including the economic analysis of primary care, services for the deaf and maternity care. The economic aspects of cancer and screening have been an abiding interest over two decades. Professor Whynes has been the principal economic investigator for two national colorectal cancer screening trials and for the UK trial of managing abnormalities detected during routine cervical cancer screening. He was the principal economist for the UK lung cancer screening trial and for a national trial of breast cancer management. In all these trials, his specific contributions included cost and outcome measurement, economic modelling and the analysis of the behaviour of screening subjects. His interest in methodological aspects of health technology assessment centred on the measurement of preferences and contingent valuation.

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