Steven Simoens, MSc, PhD

Member of Executive Editorial Board, GaBI Journal

Certified in Health Economics
Professor, Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmacoeconomics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Professor Simoens holds a Bachelor degree in Commercial Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; a MSc degree in Health Economics from the University of York, UK; and a PhD in Economics from the University of Aberdeen, UK.

Professor Simoens works at the Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmaco-economics of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, where he leads the Centre’s research into the pharmacoeconomics of medicines, medical devices and related products.

Previously, Professor Simoens worked at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and at the University of Aberdeen.

His research interests focus on issues surrounding competition and regulation of the pharmaceutical sector. He has worked extensively in the area of policy surrounding pricing, reimbursement and distribution of generic medicines and orphan medicines in Europe. Professor Simoens also carries out economic evaluations of medicines and medical devices. He has been involved in multiple health technology assessments of antibiotics and of medical devices.

Professor Simoens is the Editor of The Open Pharmacoeconomics & Health Economics Journal and a member of the editorial boards of many other journals. He has 120 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, 150 articles in other journals, and has given over 170 congress presentations.

Professor Simoens has lived and worked in England, France, Germany and Scotland.

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