Prof Trevor Sheldon

Dean of HYMS

Professor Trevor Sheldon is a British health services academic and university leader and manager. He is Dean of the Hull York Medical School and Professor of Health Services Research and Policy at the University of York. Between October 2007 and April 2012, Trevor was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of York. He chairs the board of the York Health Economics Consortium and is a Non-Executive Director at the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Trevor has an MSc in economics from the University of London, and an MSc in medical statistics followed by a DSc from the University of Leicester. He had academic posts at Kingston University, the University of Leicester and the University of Leeds.

His publications and research specialities include the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of healthcare and public health interventions, including:



  • Healthcare quality and the measurement and management of healthcare performance

  • Patient safety

  • Policy development and evaluation

  • Resource allocation

  • Research methods, including evidence synthesis and experimental evaluation of complex interventions


Trevor joined the University of York in 1992, first as Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Health Economics; he became founding director of the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination in 1993, and a Professor from 1996. In 1999, he became Head of the University's Department of Health Sciences and deputy Chair of the Commissioning Board for the Service Delivery and Organisation of the NHS research programme. He was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for teaching, learning and information in 2004.

Trevor's research interests are in health services research and health policy, in particular the financing and organisation of health care, evaluation of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of health services and the impact of policy, patient safety and health care quality.