Darshan Patel Senior Research Manager

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Darshan Patel joined the Health Foundation in March 2011 as a Research Manager. He became Senior Research Manager in January 2017.

Before joining the Health Foundation, Darshan held roles in the not-for-profit sector, including heading up an Economic Analysis and Performance Research Centre at the Learning and Skills Council. Prior to that, he was the British Dental Association’s economist for nine years. He also held numerous consultancy roles in the private sector in the earlier part of his career.

Darshan has a BSc in Economics and Statistics from UCL, an MSc in Economics from LSE and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics from the University of York.


Latest articles


Joining the dots: connecting behavioural insights to improvement, and to our humanity

Darshan Patel reflects on the lessons that behavioural insights offer to health care improvement.


It’s not all about pay: Helping nurses sustain their passion through timely feedback

What matters to those amazing nurses that work in our NHS? Pay? Somewhat, but when it comes to what...


How research is creating new knowledge and insight

The pursuit of knowledge and discovery has always been an intrinsic human characteristic, but when...

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