Cam is a renowned health economist who has been a professor at Aberdeen University, followed by the Svare Chair in Health Economics at the University of Calgary and the Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics at Newcastle University. Cam has won over £25m in research funding, including prestigious fellowship awards, and is known for his methodological and practical research on economic evaluation and health care priority setting. He has published over 250 refereed journal articles in economics, medical, health policy and health management journals and (co-)authored/edited several books on health economics and public service delivery. Since coming to Yunus Centre in 2010, Cam has retained interests in preference elicitation and priority setting, but has also developed a focus on assessing impacts of microcredit and social business on health and wellbeing, funded mostly through awards from the Medical Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council as well as from the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government’s Health Directorates.
1. Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics (2002-17; held by CAm until 2010)
2. Inaugural National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator (2008-2012)
3. Public Services Fellow in the Advanced Institute for Management Research (2004-5), funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council
4. Canadian Institutes for Health Research Senior Investigator (2000-2002)
5. Senior Scholar (1998-2003), funded by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Cam supervises students in:
• Health economics, involving economic evaluation as applied to any area of clinical, health services and public health practice.
• Development of priority setting processes for use in health and social care.
• Contribution of microfinance, social enterprise and other Civil Society initiatives to health and well-being.