Dr Martin Bardsley

Martin Bardsley joined the Nuffield Trust in September 2008. 

Martin has over 20 years' experience in health services research and analysis and was formerly Director of Research at the Trust. Over seven years he led the Nuffield research team in a series of innovative projects on applied health services research. He is currently working part time as a Senior Fellow supporting a range of projects as well as working as a Senior Fellow at the Health Foundation. 

He has previously worked in regulation at the Commission for Health Improvement before moving to the Healthcare Commission, where he led their work on new ways to use information to target regulatory activity. This included ground-breaking work on the use of multiple indicators and time series analyses for surveillance.

Martin is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and in the 1990s he established a London-wide resource on public health information. This work led to a number of reports on health in London, including the first Public Health Report for Greater London in 1998.

Prior to that Martin had worked on the application of outcome measurement which formed the basis of his PhD. He was also involved in early stages of the application of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) in the UK – work that eventually led to Healthcare Resource Groups (HRGs) and Payment by Results.