Jacque Mallender


Jacque Mallender is a respected international health and public policy economist. She helps stakeholders to identify and demonstrate their value, and the value of their ideas for improving health and care. She has directed and delivered many engagements in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Africa.

Her particular focus is on the economics of health systems, health financing, strategic purchasing, population health management, integrated care, health workforce transformation and digital health.

Jacque also designs and delivers health system economics training for health professionals. She delivers the annual health economics workshop on the Management in Medicine Programme for Green Templeton College, Oxford University and is currently providing training on health system payment models for integrated care as part of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Integrated Care Academy Masters Programme.

Jacque is a consultant with the World Bank Group, an Executive Committee member of the Economic Research Council, and she also sits on the Advisory Board for the Nottingham University School of Economics. Jacque was a founding convenor of the joint Campbell and Cochrane Economics Methods Group.

Further information on Jacque’s research and publications can be found here:

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Integrated Care Systems: Value Case For Child Health Hubs

Integrated care systems for children can provide significant benefits for children and their families, for those working with children across ...
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Health Inequalities Explained

Health inequalities are differences in health outcomes, access to care and/or health determinants that exist between different population groups due ...
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The Health Economics of Climate Change

Climate change is a public health issue because it threatens the well-being of people around the world. The health economic ...

The Economic Value of the Breast Clinician Credential

This project involved the development of a value proposition for the Credential, and an economic model to measure the return ...
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£38bn per annum: A comprehensive economic cost of child poverty in the UK

Cost of Child Poverty in the UK How many children live in poverty in the UK? "For the 3.9 million ...
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What is a Health Economist: 10 ways they can help

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Integrated Care Systems: What is the evidence?

Across the world, there is a growing consensus that Integrated Care Systems and People-Centred Care have the potential to deliver ...
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The Economic Value of Personal Wellbeing

According to a study conducted by O.C. Tanner in the 2022 Global Culture Report, only 49% of employees in the ...
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Integrated Care Systems & Financial Flows

The new integrated care systems being established across England have ambitious goals to improve health and wellbeing outcomes ...
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The Economics of Preventative Healthcare

On the face of it, raising taxes on products which harm health is likely to be a win-win. Why are ...
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The Economics behind “Fair Shares” Funding Formulae for Health Services

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The Economic Impact of Mental Health & Covid-19

There are huge economic costs arising from individuals living with mental health conditions. These have likely been exacerbated by Covid-19 ...
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The Economics of Health Spending: How Much is Enough?

Global health spending is expected to increase by 38% by 2050. In this blog, we ask what is driving that ...
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Economics and Value Based Healthcare

When setting health system goals, let’s think beyond the Value based healthcare triple aim and look at personal value, technical ...
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Do Health System Efficiency Targets Give Economic Efficiency A Bad Name

Efficiency targets for integrated health systems can be counter-productive. Here we explore the different types of health system economic efficiency ...
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The Economic Value of a Healthy Health Workforce

Health professionals are expensive to train, recruit, and provide cover for when absent. We look at the economic cost to ...
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Workforce Planning and Economic Value

Workforce planning in health isn’t just about getting the numbers right, it is about maximising the economic value of our ...
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Spring Statement 2022: Opportunity or Threat to Public Health?

There is a compelling case for the Chancellor to restore real spending levels on public health and illness prevention in ...

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