Elaine Kelly Head of Economics Research

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Elaine Kelly joined the Health Foundation in October 2018 as Head of Economics Research.

Elaine worked for the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) for seven years, after completing her PhD. She worked on a range of academic and policy-focused projects across health and health care, including Securing the Future, co-authored with the Health Foundation.

Elaine retains a part-time role at the IFS as Senior Research Economist and Deputy Director of the NIHR Social Care Workforce Policy Research Unit.

She has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and an MSc and PhD in Economics from University College London. She was also a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.

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Securing the future: funding health and social care to the 2030s

May 2018
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Use of primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic: May 2021 update

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How is COVID-19 changing the use of emergency care by region?

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How is COVID-19 changing the use of emergency care?

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