Ceri is Head of the College of Human and Health Sciences and Professor of Health Economics at Swansea Centre for Health Economics (SCHE).

SCHE combines significant qualitative skills, expertise in real world data mining and analysis and health policy and undertakes research and consultancy services for organisations engaged in the development and delivery of health care interventions and services. SCHE has strong relationships with health care decision making across a wide therapeutic base - including clinical specialists, academics, healthcare management and within HTA agencies. These activities have been backed by an extensive portfolio of publications in the fields of health economics and health and social policy, along with bespoke reports for companies and agencies that, in many cases, have informed submissions to NICE and other assessment agencies for technology appraisal.

He is a non-executive member of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board and a member of the Bevan Commission, established by the Welsh Minister of Health and Social Services on the 60th anniversary of the.

He is also a member of the 1000 Lives+ Programme Board and the Management Board of the NICE Collaborating Centre for Cancer and has recently been a member of NICE Programme Development Groups on a range of public health issues.

Up until November 2011 he was the health economics member of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG), which advises the Welsh Minster of Health and Social Services on matters relating to prescribing decisions and medicines management, and was the Vice Chair of its New Medicines Group, which appraises all eligible new, licensed medicines, available for use in the NHS, and which makes recommendations to AWMSG.

He is currently undertaking a review for Minister on the assessment of orphan and ultra-orphan drugs and their accessibility for patients in Wales.

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Teaching

  • ASP214 Health Policy 1

    This module addresses developments in the organisation of the health services across the UK, setting this within wider relevant historical, political and social contexts. 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.

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

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
    Other supervisor: Dr Berni Sewell
    Other supervisor: Prof Jaynie Rance
  • 'Grasping the Nettle and enduring the Pain: Healthcare priority setting and Disinvestment in the context of prudent Healthcare' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons
  • 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 Jaynie Rance
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
  • Untitled (current)

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