Aileen Clarke


Aileen Clarke is Emeritus Professor of Public Health & Health Services Research at the University of Warwick. She originally trained as a GP before moving into Public Health and academia. She set up a team of 40 researchers including Warwick Evidence – a technology assessment team – which produces appraisals of new drugs, devices and interventions for NICE and other policymakers. Until recently she was Chair of the Faculty of Medicine at Warwick and was President of the Society for Social Medicine until 2018. Aileen joined the Picker board in 2018 and became Chair in September 2019.

She has been involved in running, commissioning and editing the outputs of a large number of different research projects in health and health services over a 30-year career span. She is highly experienced in research and practice in population health. She published over 160 peer-reviewed papers in the last five years and achieved well over £35m in grant income. She is passionate about research on evidence uptake and knowledge synthesis, and about how evidence is used in practice especially alongside person centred care.

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