I joined IHS in July 2011 after completing a MRC early career fellowship in the economics of health at the University of Aberdeen. My research interests are in applied econometrics with a focus on identifying the spread of health related behaviours in social groups. I am also interested in cross-disciplinary work across the social sciences.
BA Economics, Political Science, and International Development, 2003, McGill University, Canada
MSc Economic and Development Economics, 2005, University of Nottingham
PhD Health Economics, 2009, University of Sheffield
Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, 2009-2011
MRC early career fellowship in the economics of health 2009-2011
Cairncross Prize for best paper by a young member of the Scottish Economic Society, 2010
My research interests lie within the field of applied econometrics related to health and include:
-social interactions and health related behaviour
-impact of social norms on economic outcomes
-role of health related behaviour on marriage stability and divorce
-economic determinants of health related behaviour
I am a co-investigator on several research projects.
Matthew Little (2013-)
Tomos Robinson (2013-)
Susanna Mills (2014-)
I would be interested in supervising any postgraduate student in a project related to:
-applied microeconometrics with a focus on health and labour market outcomes
Co-applicant: Development and stage 2 RCT of a weight loss maintenance intervention for initially obese adults after clinically significant weight loss. NPRI/MRC,(£566,000)
Co-applicant: ESRC Research Seminars. Social Science Perspective on the Working Lives of Those With Cancer: Psychosocial, Organisational and Economic Perspectives. (£29,512).
Co-applicant: National School of Public Health Research Alcohol Programme. Reducing Alcohol Related Harm. Work Package 2: Developing Screening and Brief Interventions in a Police Custody Setting (£250, 566).
Co-applicant: Department of Health, Public Health Research Consortium. Phase 2 research to support the evaluation and implementation of adult cooking skills interventions in the UK: pilot RCT with process and economic evaluation components. (£360,000).
Co-applicant: Department of Health, Public Health Research Consortium. A feasibility cluster randomised trial in preschool and family setting to prevent childhood obesity in preschool children [3-4yr olds] (£554, 423.42)
- Module leader- Health Economics (e-learning)