Prof. Ric Fordham
Professor in Public Health Economics
My goal is to span the understanding between academic and professional realms. I am an applied economist, research practitioner and teacher who uses economic methods in working alongside other
disciplines in the interests of building better health systems in the real world.
I have worked both in the NHS as a manager and consulted to various NHS bodies. I have also worked in the Australian and German health systems. As a former Associate Dean for Knowledge
Transfer I work with my clients in solving their actual problems and finding them the best possible solutions.
My early years were spent working at the Institute of Social and Economic Research,York for Alan Williams from whom I learned the art of ‘working with what one has, not what one would necessarily like’ but in the most rigorous ways possible!