Sally Sheard is Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Liverpool, with a special interest in the interface between expert advisers and policymakers in the UK and in international organisations since 1948. Her latest book is The Passionate Economist: how Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare (Policy Press, 2013). She has also written on the history of hospitals, the finance of British medicine, the development of the NHS and medical education. Sally Sheard has extensive experience of using history in public and policy engagement. She has worked with local health authorities and government organisations providing historical context for contemporary health policy issues. She also has written for and appeared in television and radio programmes, including the BBC 4 documentary Health Before the NHS in 2012.
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