Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


The economics of providing health care in prisons, a fiscal fugitive

24 January 2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Professor Rachael Hunter discusses the market failure in providing healthcare in prisons and how to address this.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students




Dr Lizzie Ingram – Department of Applied Health Research

This seminar is an ONLINE event. You are welcome to join us via Zoom (Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration)


People in prison experience greater health inequalities than their peers in the community. Prison though presents challenges in regards to meeting the physical health, mental health and social care needs of this population. This talk goes into details regarding market failure in providing health care in prisons and how to address this.

About the Speaker

Professor Rachael Hunter

Professor of Health Economics at Department of Applied of Health Research

Rachael Hunter is the newly appointed Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Applied Health Research. She started as a health economist at UCL in 2010 working for Priment clinical trials unit. Her interests are in economic evaluations alongside clinical trials, particularly in vulnerable and hard to reach populations.

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Twitter @rachareehunter

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rachael-m-hunter-b1b19613

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=F5UlzzwAAAAJ&hl=en