Geoff Royston


Geoff Royston is an independent health analyst and researcher, former Head of Strategic Analysis and Operational Research in the Department of Health for England, and Past President of the UK Operational Research Society. His work has focused on informing the design, implementation and evaluation of policies and programmes in health and social care, and on fostering the capabilities of others to work in these areas. Associated activities have included modelling for understanding the performance of complex systems, analysis and communication of risk, and horizon scanning and futures thinking. He has also worked on information and communication technology in the health sector, notably in leading the design and national launch of the telephone and online health information and advice service NHS Direct, and has been an adviser to OFCOM. He has served on both scientific and medical UK Research Council panels, and as an impact assessor for the UK higher education Research Excellence Framework. He has been a consultant for the World Health Organisation, and is a long-standing member of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group, and of the mHIFA and the HIFA evaluation Working Groups. geoff.royston AT