Professor Richard Lilford

Professor Richard Lilford has over ten years experience as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and over five years in the Department of Health. 

He is Chair in Public Health at the University of Warwick and Director of the Warwick Centre for Applied Health Research and Delivery (W-CAHRD).  Previously he was Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Birmingham.  He additionally held the position of Vice-Dean for Applied Health Research and Director of the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Birmingham.

He directs the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care for the West Midlands (CLAHRC-WM); Principle Advisor for a NICE External Assessment Centre and is Co-Investigator on many other research grants.  He also has an extensive research portfolio in Clinical Trials, Decision Analysis and Bayesian Statistics. He was a member of the Technology Strategy Board, Regenerative Medicine Mission delegation to the USA in 2010. Previous EPSRC grant holder for Innovative Manufacturing: Regenerative Medicine and an EU Framework 6 grant – A Systems Approach to Tissue Engineering Processes and Products.

His greatest interest is in research methodology and Health Economics where his special expertise lies in ‘supply side’ evaluations of new technology at the idea and design stages. He is Chair of the MRC/NIHR Methodology Advisory Panel and the DH Multiple Sclerosis Risk Sharing Scheme and is a NIHR Senior Investigator.