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David Parkin

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David Parkin is an economist who has specialised in health and health care for his whole career, starting with his DPhil at the University of York.  After his first research job in an NHS epidemiology and social research unit in Manchester, he worked as a Research Fellow in the Health Economics Research Unit at Aberdeen University Medical School.  This was followed by a post as Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University Medical School, particularly related to Public Health and having strong links to local NHS organisations. He moved to London in 2000 to become Professor of Economics at City University and subsequently became Chief Economist at NHS South East Coast.

Although research has always been the most important part of his career, with a respectable publishing record, he has undertaken much teaching in economics and statistics, including directing MSc programmes in Health Sciences and Economic Evaluation in Health Care.  He is also co-author of a popular textbook on Health Economics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of York

Award Date: 1 Jan 1979

Bachelor of Arts, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jan 1974

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