Expert Advisory Board

The EAB plays an important advising role regarding the Impact and Dissemination of the research findings; it also advises on the construction of a dissemination and engagement strategy aimed to speed the translation of research findings into policy. The EAB also plays an important ongoing role in identifying key stakeholders and facilitating communication between the stakeholders and the Project Co-ordinators / Project Management Team.

Membership of the Expert Advisory Board:

Lise Rochaix (Chair), Professor at University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne. Email:

Lise is currently holder of first Chair in Hospital Innovation in Economics (Hospinnomics). Previously Lise chaired the economic evaluation and public health committee: CEESP – Commission d’évaluation économique et de santé publique - which reviews the economic analyses produced within the full health technology assessments carried out at HAS. Before joining HAS, Lise ROCHAIX was full professor since 1994, first at the Economics Department of the University of Western Brittany and subsequently at Aix-Marseille II where she was head of the public economics master’s degree, teaching public economics, labour economics and health economics.

She obtained her French doctorate in 1986 at the University of Rennes and her Ph.D in economics at York University in 1991. She is a member of GREQAM (Groupe de Recherches en Economie Quantitative d’Aix-Marseille) and IDEP (Institut d’Economie Publique) in Marseille. She is member of the Board of Directors of the French economics association: AFSE - Association Française de Sciences Economiques - and of the French association of health economists: CES - Collège des Economistes de la santé. Her research is mainly in health economics and her areas of interest are related to regulatory issues, in particular the analysis of incentives and their impact on both providers and patients, from an efficiency and an equity point of view. She has published a large number of articles on these topics and also took part in various governmental task force reports on health care reforms.

Mark Pearson,Head of the Health Division, Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2, rue André Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France , Tel.: +33 1 45 24 92 69, Fax: +33 1 45 24 85 00, Email:

Mark Pearson is Head of the Health Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which helps countries to improve their health systems by providing internationally comparable data, state-of-the-art analysis and appropriate policy recommendations on a wide range of health policies. Major current work of the Division is on the economics of preventing obesity; comparisons of the prices of health care goods and services; assessing long-term care policies; trends in health spending; expanding health coverage; co-ordination of care; pay-for-performance; use of evidence in health care; the migration of the health-care workforce; health care quality indicators; measuring health care outcomes, outputs and inputs; and health and ICTs. Key publications resulting from the work Mark has managed include OECD Health at a Glance and Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care. Forthcoming publications include The Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat; and Value for Money in Health.

Mr David Benton, Chief Executive Officer, International Council of Nurses, 3, Place Jean-Marteau, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland, Tel.: 41 22 908 0100, Fax: 41 22 908 0101, Email: (PA)

The ICN is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the more than 13 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals. Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.

Katja Neubauer, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, Healthcare Systems Unit, B232 08/66, B-1049, Brussels/Belgium, tel.: +32 299-93346, email: