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Stuart Peacock

Distinguished Scientist


Stuart Peacock

Telephone: 604-675-8068
Fax: 604-675-8180
675 W 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3


Research Roles:



  • PhD (Economics), University of York, UK, 1998
  • MsC (Health Economics), University of York, UK, 1992
  • BA (Industrial Economics), The University of Leeds, UK, 1991


Research Interests:

  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Cancer and Cancer Genetics
  • Priority Setting Methods in Health
  • Program Budgeting and Marginal Analysis (PBMA)
  • Methods for Measuring Health-Related Quality of Life
  • Equity and the Value of Health
  • Health Econometrics

Stuart is Co-Director of the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) along with Dr. Jeffrey Hoch. ARCC´s mission is to improve cancer control and the delivery of cancer care through interdisciplinary, Pan­Canadian leadership in health economics, services, policy and ethics research, education, and knowledge translation. The Centre represents a unique inter-provincial and interdisciplinary initiative based on a collaboration between academics, clinicians and decision-makers at the BC Cancer Agency, the University of British Columbia, Cancer Care Ontario, the University of Toronto and the Institute of Clinical and Evaluative Sciences. The Centre is the first of its kind in the world, bringing together some of Canada´s leading social science, population health and clinical researchers, and decision-makers. ARCC will be home to over 40 researchers, initially based in BC and Ontario.

Stuart is also a Senior Scientist at the British Columbia Cancer Agency, an Associate Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. Previously he held positions at Monash University, Australia, and the University of York, UK. Stuart has a Doctorate in Economics and MSc in Health Economics from the University of York, and a BA in Economics from the University of Leeds. His research interests include the economics of cancer control, priority setting methods, health-related quality of life, and health econometrics. He has published over 120 papers on health economics and co-authored a book titled Efficiency Measurement in Health and Health Care. Stuart has acted as a consultant for over fifty health agencies on four continents, including the World Health Organization.

Current BC Cancer Agency projects are:

Principal Investigator

  • Priority Setting Methods in Cancer: Evidence-Based Marginal Analysis (2006-2009)
  • Long term income and employment among childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: data linkage platform, methods and analysis (2008-2013)
  • National Centre for Health Economics, Services, Policy and Ethics in Cancer (2009-2014)


  • Optical Techniques and Oral Pre-cancer Management (2005-2010)
  • Priority setting, health care utilisation and outcomes evaluation in seniors' care in Interior Health (2006-2009)
  • A Randomized Controlled Evaluation of HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer Screening (2006-2013)
  • Factors influencing the adoption of new cancer drugs across various institutional contexts (2007-2010)
  • Genomic, Imaging and Modelling Approaches to Advance Population-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening (2007-2012)
  • Rationing and moral distress in two health authorities in British Columbia (2008-2009)
  • Screening practices in women with and without a personal and family history of breast cancer: a population-based study (2008-2011)
  • The cost-effectiveness of cancer drugs funded by the New Drug Funding Program: Providing evidence of the value of medicines in delivering expected outcomes (2008-2011)
  • Early detection of lung cancer − a pan−Canadian study (2008-2013)
  • Childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer survivor research (2008-2013)
  • Phase-specific and lifetime costs of cancer in British Columbia and Ontario (2009-2013)

Past CHEC and CCR projects are:

  • Valuing health outcomes for policy decisions (2007-2008)
  • Rationing in health care: developing a BC based team and a provincial program of research (2007-2008)
  • A comparison of condition specific versus generic health state utilities in persons with Rheumatoid Arthritis (2007-2008)
  • Bevacizumab outcomes assessment: A pragmatic population-based study (2006-2008)
  • Public involvement in health care priority setting: a scoping review (2006-2007)
  • Cancer and Health Economics Research Program (2005-2007)