April 22, 2013
Martin Buxton is a Professor of Health Economics at Brunel University. He is also the founder and former Director of the Health Economics Research Group, which is one of the leading university-based units for health economic evaluation research in the United Kingdom.
Prof. Buxton has over 30 years of experience in the methods and practice of economic evaluation in health care and has been involved in a large number of studies. He has been a member of the Appraisal Committee of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and has advised most of the major pharmaceutical companies. He is the co-founder of the Payback Framework that has been used extensively around the world to assess the impacts of health research. Prof. Buxton was also a panel member of the 2009 Canadian Academy of Health Sciences’ study, Making an Impact: A Preferred Framework and Indicators to Measure Returns on Investment in Health Research.
Prof. Buxton’s research interests include: the refinement of quantitative and qualitative methodologies for economic evaluation of all types of all health technologies through empirical application; practical policy uses of evaluation; and assessment of payback from health services research.