Mat Wright

A higher education programme to promote knowledge sharing and research innovation in health economics between leading British and Chinese experts and institutions. 

The UK China Health and Economy Partnership is:

  • funded by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • project managed by Bournemouth University
  • supported by the British Council and the Chinese Ministry of Education.


The UK China Health and Economy Partnership looks to set up long term collaborations between health economists in China and the UK to pursue transformative improvements in the infrastructure of healthcare systems. It seeks pioneering solutions to national and global health management challenges. 

Priority disciplines

With Health economics as the primary field, activity also covers specialist topics such as:

  • the health economics of oncology
  • international best practice in Health Technology Assessments (HTAs)
  • health policy. 

Activity includes:

  • workshops and masterclasses in specific pharmacoeconomics topics
  • joint research projects and publications
  • staff and student exchanges between UK and China.

Partner universities


  • Fudan University
  • Shandong University
  • Zhejiang University


  • Bournemouth University
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of York

Highlights and progress

  • The UK China Health and Economy Partnership was initiated in 2017 for a period of three years
  • A series of visits between UK and China partner institutions is made regularly to share pharmeconomics approaches and to discuss partnership objectives
  • A series of health economics workshops between UK and Chinese partner universities are planned [insert dates when known].
The partnership agreement between the British Council and GSK was signed by Carma Elliot, Director China, the British Council (left) and Emma Walmsley, Chief Executive Officer, GSK (right) and witnessed by Liam Fox, the UK Secretary of State for International Trade.

Signing ceremony in 2017

Launch ceremony of the UK-China Health and Economy Partnership to promote the sharing of knowledge between Chinese and UK universities in the subject area of pharmacoeconomics

GSK and the British Council Extend the UK-China Health and Economy Partnership

GSK and the British Council announced the signing of the official agreement to extend the UK-China Health and Economy Partnership for two years from September 2018.

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