Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Professor John Wildman

Professor of Health Economics



I am a health economist based in Economics and the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle. My research has mainly focused on health inequalities in the UK. I am also interested in QALY weights, blood donation, health and lifestyles and, more generally, empirical applications in health. 

I currently hold an ESRC (Secondary Data Initiative) grant investigating inequalities in oral health in the UK. This is a multidisciplinary project with researchers from Newcastle, UCL and NatCen.

The project website can be found here:


Research Interests

Health Economics, health inequalities, valuation of a QALY, QALY weights

Other Expertise

Econometric applications in health


Undergraduate Teaching

Econometrics (ECO3008), Statistics for Economists (ECO1007/1008), Introductory Economics (ECO1017), Applied Economics (ECO2096), Current Economics Issues (ECO2097)