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Professor Bruce Hollingsworth

Professor Bruce Hollingsworth

Position: Adjunct Principal Research Fellow

Qualifications: PhD (Newcastle, UK), MSc Health Economics (York, UK), and BA (Hons) Economics.

Email: b.hollingsworth@lancaster.ac.uk

Profile: Bruce Hollingsworth is Professor of Health Economics at Lancaster University, UK. His previous appointment was as Director, CHE, Monash University.

Research and international collaborative publications are principally in the area of efficiency measurement with respect to the production of health and health care, social determinants of health, and the translation of research into practice. Among current grants, he is Chief Investigator on a $1.8 million NHMRC Programme Grant on chronic disease prevention, Chief Investigator on a $1.4 million NHMRC grant on the cost-effectiveness of a diabetes prevention programme in India, Chief Investigator A on a $500,000 ARC Discovery looking at self assessed health, Chief Investigator on a $660,000 NHMRC grant on the costs and benefits of complimentary and alternative medicine, Chief Investigator A on an ARC Discovery Grant, for $176,500 to look at health production.

Recent grants include an ARC Discovery for $230,000 to look at the economics of obesity, as well as Associate Investigator A on a $3.5 million NHMRC Health Services Research Programme Grant focusing on modelling health care systems, and a Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) Public Health Fellowship.

This is alongside other research interests, administrative responsibilities, and teaching commitments. Bruce supervises several PhD, Masters and Honors students.
He also runs the official International Health Economics Association (iHEA) e-mail discussion list, is on the iHEA International Scientific Committee, is an active member of health economics organisations worldwide, an invited speaker at many international conferences and to many Government bodies, is a referee for 40 international journals, and has over 150 publications, and is Associate Editor of Health Economics.

Research Book

Hollingsworth, B. & Peacock, S. Efficiency Measurement in Health and Heath Care. UK: Routledge, 2008 (ISBN 9780415271370).

A Sample of Recent Journal Articles

Hollingsworth, B.  Revolution, evolution, or status quo?  Guidelines for Efficiency Measurement in Health Care.   Journal of Productivity Analysis; Forthcoming.

Au, N, Hollingsworth, B. Employment and changes in bodyweight patterns among young women.  Preventive Medicine; Forthcoming. 

Hauck, K., Hollingsworth, B., Resource allocation, health mobility and adaptation to illness. Applied Economics Letters; Forthcoming. 

Hollingsworth, B., Scott, A. The 1st Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics.  Health Economics; Editorial: Forthcoming. 

O'Neil, A, Hawkes, AL, Chan B, Sanderson, K, Forbes, A, Hollingsworth, B,  Atherton, J, Hare, DH, Jelinek, M, Eadie, K, Taylor, CB, Oldenburg, B. A randomised, feasibility trial of a tele-health intervention for Acute Coronary Syndrome patients with depression (‘MoodCare'): study protocol. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders; 2011: 11:8.

Hauck, K., Hollingsworth, B., Morgan, L.  BMI differences among 1st and 2nd generation immigrants of Asian and European origin.  Health & Place; 2011: 17: 78-85.

Ademi, Z., Walls, H., Peeters, A., Liew, D., Hollingsworth, B., Bhaat, D., Reid, C.  Economic implications of obesity among people with atherothrombotic disease in Australia. International Journal of Obesity; 2010: 34: 1284-1292.  

Ademi, Z., Liew, D., Hollingsworth, B., Reid, C. Predictors of annual pharmaceutical costs in Australia for participants with or at risk of cardiovascular disease.  American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs; 2010: 10(2): 85-94.

Hauck, K., Hollingsworth, B.  The impact of obesity on hospital length of stay.  Medical Care; 2010: 48(4): 335-340.  

Ademi, Z., Liew, D., Hollingsworth, B., Reid, C. The Economic implications of treating atherothrombotic disease in community. Clinical Therapeutics; 2010: 32(1): 119-132.  

Wildman, J. and Hollingsworth, B.  Blood donation and the nature of altruism.  Journal of Health Economics; 2009: 28(2): 492-503.

Spinks, J. and Hollingsworth, B. Cross country comparisons of technical efficiency of health production: a demonstration of pitfalls.  Applied Economics; 2009: 41(4): 417-427.  

Hollingsworth, B. and Richardson, J. A conceptual model of the economic impact of international movements in the health labour force. Applied Economics Letters; 2009; 16(6): 609-613.

Spinks, J. and Hollingsworth, B. Are the economics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) different to conventional medicine?  Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research; 2009: 9(1): 1-4.

Hollingsworth, B. The measurement of efficiency and productivity of health care delivery.  Health Economics; 2008: 17(10): 1107-1128.

Hollingsworth, B., Harris, A., Mortimer, D. The cost-effectiveness of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).  Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics; 2007: 24(12): 571–577.

Busjia, L., Hollingsworth B., Buchbinder, R., Osborne, R.  Role of age, sex and obesity in the higher prevalence of arthritis among lower socioeconomic groups: A population-based survey.  Arthritis Care and Research; 2007: 57(4): 553-561.

Hollingsworth, B. and Street, A.  The market for efficiency analysis of health care organisations. Health Economics; 2006: 15(10): 1055-1059.

Hollingsworth, B., Harris, A. Economic Evaluation of prenatal population screening for Fragile X Syndrome. Community Genetics; 2005: 8(2) 68-72.

Hollingsworth, B.  Non Parametric Efficiency Measurement.  Economic Journal; 2004: 114 307-311.

Hollingsworth, B. and Wildman, J.  What population factors influence the decision to donate blood? Transfusion Medicine; 2004: 14 9-12.

Hollingsworth, B. and Smith, P.  The use of ratios in data envelopment analysis.  Applied Economics Letters; 2003: 10(11) 733-735.

Hollingsworth, B. and Parkin, D.  Efficiency and Productivity Change in the English National Health Service: Can Data Envelopment Analysis provide a robust and useful measure? Journal of Health Services Research and Policy; 2003: 8 230-236.  GS=6.

Hollingsworth, B., Harris, A.  The economic consequences of introducing Deep Brain Stimulation for the treatment of advanced Parkinson’s disease in Australia. Australasian Journal of Ageing; 2003: 22(3) 127-130.

Hollingsworth, B. Non-parametric and parametric applications measuring efficiency in health care.  Health Care Management Science; 2003: 6(4) 203-218.

Hollingsworth, B. and Wildman, J. The Efficiency of Health Production: Re-estimating the WHO Panel Data using Parametric and Nonparametric Approaches to Provide Additional Information.  Health Economics; 2003: 12(6) 493-504.

A Sample of Recent Working Papers

Au, N, Hauck, K, Hollingsworth, B. The roles of smoking and ethnicity in obesity: a seemingly unrelated probit approach.  Research Paper No. 37, Centre for Health Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University (ISBN 1 921187 36 0), 2009.

Hauck, K., Hollingsworth, B., Tsuchiya A. Resource allocation, health mobility and adaptation to illness. Health Economics and Decision Science Discussion Paper Series No. 08/13, University of Sheffield, 2008.

Greene, W., Harris, M., Hollingsworth, B., Maitra, P.  A bivariate latent class correlated generalised ordered probit model with an application to modelling obesity levels. Department of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University, Working Paper No. 08-18, 2008.

Harris, M., Hollingsworth, B., Inder, B., Maitra, P. Re-examining the relationship between income and child health. Research Paper No. 29, Centre for Health Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University (ISBN 1 921187 25 5), 2008.

Hauck, K. and Hollingsworth, B.   Do obese patients stay longer in hospital? Estimating the health care costs of obesity. Research Paper No. 28, Centre for Health Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University (ISBN 1 921187 27 1), 2008.

A Sample of Recent Conference Papers

Wildman, J., Hollingsworth, B. The impact of the public smoking ban on obesity in Australia.  8th European Conference on Health Economics, Helsinki, July 2010. Refereed.

Lin, V., Rideout, L., Brink, E., Hollingsworth, B.  What incentives are effective in improving the deployment of health workers in primary health care settings in Asia and the Pacific?  International Conference on Improving Health Sector Performance: Institutions, Motivation, and Incentives, Phnom Penh, April 2010.

Chen, G., Liu, G., Hollingsworth, B., Inder, B. Health Investment, Structural Breaks and Economic Growth in China: A Time Series Analysis, 1963-2007. 1st Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics, Melbourne, April 2010.  Refereed.

Hollingsworth, B., Spinks, J., Au, N.  Measuring efficiency in developing countries. 6th Health Services Research and Policy Conference, Brisbane, November 2009.  Refereed.

Ademi, Z., Walls, H., Peeters, A., Liew, D., Hollingsworth, B., Reid, C. Economic implications of obesity among people with atherothrombotic disease. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 12th Annual European Conference, Paris, October 2009. (Poster).

Hauck, K., Hollingsworth, B. The impact of obesity on hospital costs. 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Los Angeles, October 2009. (Poster).

Ademi, Z., Liew, D., Hollingsworth, B., Reid, C. The economic consequences of obesity in the community.  Australian Health Economics Society Conference, Hobart, October 2009.  Refereed.

Chen, G., Inder, B., Hollingsworth, B. Health Investment and Economic Growth in China: A Time Series Analysis, 1963-2007.   Australian Health Economics Society Conference, Hobart, October 2009.  Refereed.

Hauck, K., Hollingsworth, B. The impact of obesity on hospital costs. 30th Nordic Health Economists’ Study Group Conference, Reykjavik, August 2009.
 
Harris, M., Hollingsworth, B., Inder, B., Maitra, P. Re-examining the relationship between income and child health. Econometric Society Australasian Meeting, Canberra, July 2009.
 
Au, N., Hauck, K., Hollingsworth, B. Employment, long working hours and obesity among women. Seventh International Health Economics Association (iHEA) World Congress, Beijing, July 2009.
 
Harris, M., Hollingsworth, B., Maitra, P. Are individuals trapped in observed obesity levels? Seventh International Health Economics Association (iHEA) World Congress, Beijing, July 2009.
 
Hollingsworth, B., Spinks, J., Au, N.  The applicability of efficiency and productivity measurement techniques in developing countries. Seventh International Health Economics Association (iHEA) World Congress, Beijing, July 2009.