Rod Taylor

Professor of Health Services Research, Exeter Medical School

Author of: What is a health technology assessment?

Rod Taylor, MSc, PhD is Professor of Health Services Research and Academic lead for the Exeter Clinical Trials Support Network at the Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, UK. His former academic appointments include the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Universities of Birmingham and Glasgow and he was first Director of Technology Appraisals at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

He has published over 200 research articles in the field of health services research and health technology assessment. Rod’s main research interests include clinical trial design for complex interventions, the use of surrogate outcomes in clinical trials and reimbursement policy, and the evaluation of the comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of medical devices.

His postgraduate qualifications include a PhD in Clinical Physiology (Glasgow), an MSc in Medical Statistics (London) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics (Aberdeen). He is currently a member of NICE’s Health Technology Appraisal and Interventional Procedures committees and NIHR Commissioned HTA Research, Health Service & Development Research and South West RfPB funding panels, editorial board member for International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Pain Practice, Neuromodulation, Cochrane Heart Group and acts a methodological reviewer for a number of peer review journals.