Professor Richard Lilford
Richard J Lilford CBE, FMedSci, DSc (hon), PhD, FRCOG, FRCP, FFPH, FRCGP (hon) is Professor of Public Health at the University of Birmingham. He has pursued a successful career in medicine for over 40 years, specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology and more recently, health service research. He has research methodological expertise in the evaluation of complex interventions, rapid research, and prospective health economic evaluations of service delivery interventions. He has designed a framework for the evaluation of complex interventions that draws a crucial distinction between targeted and generic service interventions and is also interested in Bayesian statistics, medical ethics, clinical trials, step-wedge cluster trials, and multiple-indication reviews. He has also recently diversified into global health, including health and sanitation in low- and middle-income countries, treatment and prevention of leprosy and Buruli ulcers, and improving health in slums.