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 have been methods for assessing the quality of health care (particularly in the field of surgery and critical care), patient-reported outcomes, non-randomised methods of evaluation and the history of health services. His principal interest now is in the transformation of services to systems while encouraging creativity
Additional current positions
- Chair, Board of NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Kent, Surrey & Sussex
- Chair, International Advisory Group, SPHeRE, Health Research Board, Ireland
Selected former positions
- Chair of the DHSC National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries
- Founding co-editor (with Professor Nick Mays) of the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
- Lecturer at the Open University: writing a new distance-learning course 'Health and Disease' with a biologist, sociologist and economist;
- Consultant in Public Health, NHS England;
- Running a child health programme in Nepal with Save the Children Fund, UK.
- Trustee of Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre