An academic who has played a key role in decision-making for drug adoption in NHS Wales and NHS England has been appointed Professor of Rural Health Economics at Aberystwyth University.
Professor Murray Smith, an expert in using economics and statistics to predict the outcomes of health and health-related behaviors, has joined Aberystwyth Business School.
His recent research has focused on the quality of pharmaceutical use, including a project investigating the use of inhaled analgesics for prehospital acute traumatic pain and other research on topics spanning medical use across many chronic disease areas. projects and so on.
After starting his career in Australia, Professor Smith moved to the UK in 2007 and has worked at universities in Aberdeen, Nottingham and Lincoln.
Professor Smith said:
“I am delighted to be joining Aberystwyth Business School. Health Economics is a way to help with the choices decision makers face when trying to provide quality health care in today’s resource-constrained economy. It is an important subject because it provides tools for
“Adding to Aberystwyth Business School’s existing portfolio of research expertise, I will be applying my skills to help the NHS identify and deliver cost-effective health care and services to people in Middle Wales. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to continue using it.”
Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Associate Dean of Aberystwyth University, said:
“It is vital as a society that we continue to innovate in our approach to healthcare. Aberystwyth University will launch its first nursing degree in September 2022, using artificial intelligence to fight disease. We are addressing this challenge through interdisciplinary research for: Improving patient health and exploring new technologies to improve human health through diet.
“Professor Smith’s appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to developing and delivering quality medical education and research at Aberystwyth. His teaching and research will benefit not only our students, but beyond.”
Professor Smith’s appointment will also award three executives emeritus professorships from the Hywel Dda University Health Board, while further strengthening Aberystwyth University’s medical expertise and enhancing its partnership with local health boards. Build partnerships.
Dr. Helen Munro, Consultant for Community Sexual and Reproductive Health Care at the Board. The Board’s Director of Research, Innovation and University Partnerships Dr Leighton Phillips and Finance Director Hugh Thomas have decades of expertise in the UK healthcare sector.
Steve Moore, Chief Executive of the Hywel Dda University Health Board, added:
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to Helen, Leighton and Hugh on their appointment as Professor Emeritus at Aberystwyth University. We look forward to continuing our cooperation.”
Professor Elizabeth Treasure added:
“We are delighted to welcome our new Professor Emeritus, who brings decades of experience to our research and teaching. I will contribute more to the role.”