Alan Maynard is Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Sciences and Hull-York Medical School, University of York. He was Founding Director of the York Graduate Programme in Health economics (1977-83) and Founding Director of the York Centre for Health Economics (1983-95)
He was Chair of York NHS Foundation Trust Hospital (1997-2010) and is Shadow Chair of the Vale of York and Ryedale, NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.
He was a Specialist Adviser to the Health Select Committee, House of Commons (2006-10) and is a member of two Department of Health committees (Payment by Results (PbR) and Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)
He was Founding Editor of the journal Health Economics and is a member of editorial boards of several other journals e.g. Health Policy and the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
He has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, the European Union and the UK Department for International Development in over 20 countries; most recently in South Africa (2010) and China (2011).
He has a long standing interest in the market for illicit drugs having worked with the Home Office in the 1980s and currently being a non executive board member of a charity delivering treatment services.