Ceri Phillips is Head of the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University and Professor of Health Economics at Swansea Centre for Health Economics. He is the University non-officer member of ABMU Health Board and a member of the ARCH Programme Board and the current Chair of Council of Deans of Health Wales.

He is a member of the Ministerial Taskforce on Primary Care Workforce in Wales. He sat on the Panel commissioned by the Minister of Health and Social Services to review the NHS Workforce in Wales and was a member of the Panel that undertook the Review of Health Professions Education Investment in Wales in 2015, along with the Williams review that has led to the establishment of Health Education and Improvement Wales. He was also co-lead of the Review of the appraisal of orphan and ultra-orphan medicines in Wales in 2014.

He was formerly a member of the Bevan Commission that initiated the notion of Prudent Healthcare in relation to the health system in Wales and of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group. He has also been a member of NICE Programme Development Groups on a range of public health issues. 

He has undertaken commissioned work on the evaluation of programmes and interventions for a range of organisations, including government departments, health and social care authorities and pharmaceutical companies. He has authored well over 200 publications and has secured grant income of over £6 million since 2012.

Publications

  1. & Cost-effectiveness of yoga for managing musculoskeletal conditions in the workplace. Occupational Medicine
  2. & Assessment of Remote Heart Rhythm Sampling Using the AliveCor Heart Monitor to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation: The REHEARSE-AF Study. Circulation, CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030583
  3. & Low-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin Treatment for Long-Standing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine 167(7), 476-483.
  4. & Evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of lightweight fibreglass heel casts in the management of ulcers of the heel in diabetes: a randomised controlled trial. Health Technology Assessment 21(34), 1-92.
  5. et. al. Debt Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: an adaptive randomised controlled pilot trial (DeCoDer study). Health Technology Assessment 21(35), 1-164.

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Teaching

  • ASP314 Health Policy

    This module introduces students to developments in the organisation of the health services across the UK, setting it within the historical, political and social contexts of society. It examines the concepts of `health¿ and `illness¿, the formulation and evaluation of health care policy and its economic dimensions, as well as analysis of inequalities in health, comparative health systems, professionalisation and accountability.

  • SHBM00 Social, Cultural and Economic Context of Health

    In this module students will develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the wider context of health care management. The social, cultural and economic context within which health and illness are defined and experienced and how these impact and influence the organisation and financing of health care and health systems will be critically explored.

  • SHQM27 Politics and Policies

    This module is a compulsory module in the MSc Health Care Management programme. It will analyse the forces and processes that shape modern health care policies, discussing the phases of policy formation, implementation and evaluation. Theories and models of the policy making process will be examined as they relate to actual practice and the potential obstacles to `perfect implementation¿ will be studied. A series of contemporary issues such as rationing, patient and public involvement, and policy divergence after devolution will be discussed.

Supervision

  • 'The Extent to Which Cell Salvage Can Support Patient Blood Management' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
  • The effect of work-based facilitation in clinical reasoning on outcome and cost-effectiveness in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons
    Other supervisor: Dr Ceri Rushton
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
  • Dual practice of medical professionals in public hospitals in south-east Nigeria: An economic and policy analysis (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
    Other supervisor: Prof David Hughes
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jaynie Rance
    Other supervisor: Dr Berni Sewell
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
  • An Economic Appraisal of the ‘Well-being through Work’ staff health and well-being service provided for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board Staff. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
    Other supervisor: Prof Jaynie Rance
  • ''An overview of the impact of divergence from the optimal care pathway for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease '' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons
  • 'Grasping the Nettle and enduring the Pain: Healthcare priority setting and Disinvestment in the context of prudent Healthcare' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips