Gwyn Bevan is Professor of Policy Analysis in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has previously been head of that Department and, from 2000 to 2004, was seconded to the Commission for Health Improvement (which was responsible for regulating quality in the NHS in England and Wales). Before joining LSE he has worked for the National Coal Board, Warwick Business School, HM Treasury, the Medical Schools of St Thomas's Hospital and Bristol University, and an economic consultancy. He is a member of England’s Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation that advises the Secretary of State for Health on the formulas to be used in allocating resources for health care and public health. His current research includes: R&D of an approach to enable stakeholders improve the value of care pathways in austerity, evaluations of the 'natural experiment' of outcomes of differences in policy that have developed between the different countries of the UK after devolution; and identifying and reducing unwarranted variation in health care.