Adrian Towse, MA, MPhil, is the Director of the Office of Health Economics (OHE). OHE is a charitable research organisation (registration number 1170829) which also has a consulting arm (OHE Consulting Ltd). OHE works in the related fields of the economics of HTA, the economics of health care systems and the economics of the life sciences industry. Adrian Towse is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and a Visiting Senior Researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford. Adrian also has been a visiting Professor at the University of York, and for ten years he served as a Non-Executive Director of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the UK's largest teaching and research hospitals. He chaired the Governance Committee overseeing arrangements for delivering clinical quality.
Adrian has published on 'risk-sharing' arrangements between payers and manufacturers; value-based pricing; HTA development in emerging markets; the economics of stratified (personalized) medicine for payers and the industry; differential pricing, the use of ICERs to arrive at optimal pricing across countries; economic issues that affect both R&D for and access to treatments for diseases prevalent in the developing world; and the economics of medical negligence. Adrian was educated at Keble College, University of Oxford, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and the Oxford Centre for Management Studies (now the Said Business School). He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Adrian served on the ISPOR Board of Directors 1999-2001 and subsequently on the ViH Management Board. He has played an active role in the scientific life of ISPOR, presenting at ISPOR Plenary sessions in the US and Europe as well as many Issues Panels and Workshops. He was a member of the Task Force on Prospective Observational Studies and the co-Chair of the Task Force on Performance Based Risk Sharing Agreements (PBRSAs). He has given pre-conference training sessions on PBRSAs with colleagues from the University Of Washington School Of Pharmacy for the last nine years. Adrian served as President of ISPOR in the year 2014-2015.