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Group Lead: Dr Ed Wilson

SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership Opportunity SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership Opportunity

UEA Health Economics Group is pleased to announce that it now has an approved route through its MSc in Health Economics which is ESRC accredited under the economics pathway of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership. This means funding is available for the route as the ‘1’ in a ‘1+3’ PhD studentship i.e. a  4 year funded studentship in which the MSc in Health Economics is taken in the first year. There is currently a live competition for student-led studentships with a deadline of 3rd February (see the SeNSS website) for which applicants will need to have identified a PhD supervisor and topic. Alternatively students can pursue the MSc with their own funding and on successful completion will be eligible to apply in the future for 3 year SeNSS economics pathway PhD studentships. To be eligible for the SeNSS MSc in Health Economics you must hold or be expecting to obtain a 2:1 or above (or international equivalent) in economics. If you do not have an economics degree you can still apply for our standard Masters in Health Economics. Both programmes are open to international students. Although the standard programme does not come with full scholarships, international students with an offer of a place on that programme are eligible to apply for UEA’s international excellence scholarships for post graduate students.

Initial enquires from those interested in the SeNSS MSc in Health Economics at UEA may be made to Professor Ruth Hancock (

Activities and ethos of the group Activities and ethos of the group

Health economics is concerned with how to allocate scarce resources amongst alternative uses to promote health. Our aim is to inform decisions about the use of health care resources at local, national and international level. To fulfil this aim we develop and use high quality methods in applied health economics research. A second aim is to build health economics capacity and promote a wider appreciation of health economics. We contribute to this through the delivery of a Master of Science Health Economics program. All of our activities help to ensure our health services are sustainable and contribute to improving the health and well-being of patients and the general public.

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key areas of research key areas of research

The research goals of the Health Economics Group revolve around a central theme of decision-making in health care. Key areas of research include:

  • Economic evaluation alongside clinical trials
  • Patient preferences and outcome valuation
  • Public health and social care policy

Researchers (including academics, RA, PhD, MD, clinicians) Researchers (including academics, RA, PhD, MD, clinicians)

Professor Garry Barton (Professor of Health Economics)

Rory Cameron (Senior Research Associate)

Dr Charlotte Davies (Senior Research Associate)

Professor Ric Fordham (Director, Health Economics Consulting)

Professor Ruth Hancock (Professor, Economics of Health & Welfare)

Lisa Irvine (Senior Research Associate)

Krishnali Parsekar (Research Associate, Health Economics Consulting)

Sarah Pyne (Senior Research Associate)

Oyewumi Kemi Rotimi (Research Associate, Health Economics Consulting)

Professor Tracey Sach (Professor of Health Economics)

Carlota Grossi Sampedro (Senior Research Associate, Health Economics Consulting)

David Turner (Senior Research Fellow)

Dr Adam Wagner (Research Fellow)

Dr Ed Wilson (Senior Lecturer)

Stephanie Howard Wilsher (Research Associate, Health Economics Consulting)

Professor Jennifer Whitty (Professor of Health Economics)

Dr Georgios Xydolpoulos (Senior Research Associate, Health Economics Consulting)

Doctoral Students

Emma Mcmanus

Bishal Mohindru

Chizoba Nwabichie

Jinesh Patel

Rana Altabee

Honorary Researchers

Christina-Jane Crossman-Barnes

Amy Dymond

Vijay Singh GC

Dr Marcello Morciano

Emeritus Professor Miranda Mugford

Ian Shemilt

Dr Christopher Skedgel

Marc Suhrcke, Honorary Professor

Veronica Toffolutti

Health Economics Consulting Associate Members

Asmaa Abdelhamid (Systematic Literature Reviews)

Anda Bayliss (Project evaluation)

Anita Pattell (Health Economics)

Leela Bartram (Health Economics)

external collaborators external collaborators

We collaborate with a range of research groups and work closely alongside the Norwich Clinical Trials Unit. Our external collaborators include:

  • NIHR CLARHRC East of England
  • RDS (East of England Research Design Service)
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Personal Social Services Research Unit at London School of Economics
  • Health Economics and Decision Science section of the School of Health and Related Research at Sheffield University
  • Institute for Social and Economic Research at Essex University
  • National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London
  • Pensions Policy Institute
  • Griffith University, Australia
  • The University of Queensland, Australia

We welcome new collaborations, you can either directly contact one of our researchers using their contact details on this website or contact Professor Jennifer Whitty, Head of Group, in the first instance

other information other information

To ensure our research is of the highest quality, our researchers have expertise in a range of technical approaches used in health economics, including economic evaluation alongside clinical trials, decision, Markov and microsimulation modelling, and preference elicitation methods such as the Discrete Choice Experiment and Best Worst Scaling.

We aim to impact policy and the delivery of health and social care, for example by working with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), and through influencing Department of Health and Social Care policy.

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