Sir Nick Black is Professor of Health Services Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
After qualifying in medicine from Birmingham University in 1974, he worked in NHS hospitals for two and a half years. He then underwent post-graduate training in public health at Oxford including a doctorate on reasons for the epidemic in surgery for glue ear in the UK.
His main research interests are the use of clinical databases for evaluation and audit of health services (particularly in the field of surgery and critical care), patient-reported outcomes, non-randomised methods of evaluation and the history of health services.
Additional current positions
- Co-editor (with Professor Nick Mays) of the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy;
- Trustee of Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre;
- Chair of the Department of Health National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries;
- Honorary Consultant in Public Health, NHS London.
Selected former positions
- Lecturer at the Open University: writing a new distance-learning course 'Health and Disease' with a biologist, sociologist and economist;
- Consultant in Public Health: Oxfordshire Health Authority;
- Running a child health programme in Nepal for 18 months with Save the Children Fund.