Imperial College London

Dr Søren Rud Kristensen

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Senior Lecturer



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Dr. Søren Rud Kristensen is a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the Centre for Health Policy at the Institute of Global Health Innovation. He holds an MSc in Economics (2008) and a PhD in Economics (2012) from the University of Southern Denmark. Prior to joining Imperial College he was a Research Fellow and later Lecturer in Health Economics at the University of Manchester where he is now an Honorary Senior Lecturer. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark and has been a visiting scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr Kristensen’s primary research interest is the design and effects of performance incentives in health care. His research takes point of departure in the economic theory of incentives and is conducted using microeconometric analyses of large data sets. His current research interests include the intended and unintended effects of using financial penalties to incentivise quality improvement in health care, payment models for integrated care, and value for money in patient safety.



Greve J, Kristensen SR, Lydiksen N, 2023, Patient and peer: Guideline design and expert response., J Health Econ, Vol:92

Feng Y, Kristensen SR, Lorgelly P, et al., 2023, Pay-for-Performance incentives for specialised services in England: a mixed methods evaluation., Eur J Health Econ

Tsiachristas A, Vrangbæk K, Gongora-Salazar P, et al., 2023, Integrated care in a Beveridge system: experiences from England and Denmark., Health Econ Policy Law, Vol:18, Pages:345-361

Wallenburg I, Friebel R, Henschke C, et al., 2023, Special issue: On the roof top of health policy change: overlooking 21 years of the European Health Policy Group., Health Econ Policy Law, Vol:18, Pages:342-344

Lugo-Palacios DG, Clarke JM, Kristensen SR, 2023, Back to basics: A mediation analysis approach to addressing the fundamental questions of integrated care evaluations, Health Economics, Vol:32, ISSN:1057-9230, Pages:2080-2097

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