Professor of Health Policy
LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science
London WC2A 2AE
Ray Robinson is Professor of Health Policy at LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics and Senior Fellow at the European Observatory on Health Care Systems. From 1993-98 he was Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of Southampton and from 1990-93, he was Deputy Director of the King's Fund Institute, London. Earlier in his career he worked as an economist in HM Treasury and was a Reader in Economics at the University of Sussex. He has also held visiting posts at a number of universities in North America and Australia. He has acted as a consultant to health authorities, government departments and international organisations such as WHO, OECD and the World Bank. He has also carried out assignments for management consultants in Britain and overseas. From 1990-95 he was a health authority non-executive director and from 1993-95 vice chair of East Sussex Health Authority. His work at LSE is concerned with various aspects of health finance, economics and management and he has published widely in this field. He has published over 150 articles and seven books on health and social policy. His most recent book is Managed Health Care: US Evidence and Lessons for the NHS, Open University Press, 1998 (with A. Steiner).