Steve Morris

Professor Steve Morris
Professor of Health Economics

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 5613

Biographical Details:
Steve Morris is Professor of Health Economics at UCL. He is Deputy Director of the Centre of Applied Health Research and is affiliated with the UCLH/UCL Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre and the Division of Research Strategy. Prior to coming to UCL Steve worked at the Health Economics Research Group at Brunel University, the Imperial College Business School, and the Department of Economics at City University. He has an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York, and a PhD in Economics from City University.

Teaching Interests:
Steve has taught numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses in economics and health economics to a variety of audiences.

Research Interests:
Steve’s main research interests are in the economic evaluation of health care programmes and in the determinants of health service use, including health care resource allocation formulae and inequality in health service use. He has a specific interest in the economics of obesity and has undertaken economic evaluations in a broad range of disease areas, including: HIV/AIDS; depression; cholesterol-lowering drugs; antipsychotic drugs; contraception; infant crying and sleeping problems; acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis; systemic fungal infections; trauma; intensive care; cardiac surgery; obesity; small cell lung cancer; and, screening for Chlamydia

Key Publications:

Morris S., Gravelle H. GP supply and obesity. Journal of Health Economics 2008; 27: 1357-67.

Gravelle H., Morris S., Sutton M. Are family physicians good for you? Endogenous supply and health. Health Services Research 2008; 43:1128-1144.

Morris S., Devlin N., Parkin D. Economic analysis in health care. London: Wiley, 2007. ISBN 0-470-01685-X.

Morris S. The impact of obesity on employment. Labour Economics 2007; 14: 413-433.

Morris S., Ridley S., Munro V., Christensen M., on behalf of the NovoSeven® Trauma Study Group. Cost effectiveness of recombinant activated factor VII for the control of bleeding in patients with severe blunt trauma injuries in the United Kingdom. Anaesthesia 2007; 63: 43-52.

Morris S. Body mass index and occupational attainment. Journal of Health Economics 2006; 25: 347-364.

Morris S., Sutton M. and Gravelle H. Inequity and inequality in the use of health care in England: an empirical investigation. Social Science and Medicine 2005; 60: 1251-66.

Gravelle H., Sutton M., Morris S., Windmeijer F., Leyland A., Dibben C. and Muirhead M. Modelling supply and demand influences on the use of health care: implications for deriving a needs-based capitation formula. Health Economics 2003; 12: 985-1004.