My role within the Health Economics group at IHS is to manage the wide range of research bids and funded projects that focus on the economic evaluation of health care technologies. My primary obejective is to make a difference, specifically that we provide analyses that help the NHS in England and Wales to deploy its health care budget to maximum effect.
Roles and Responsibilities
Lead for economic evaluation
Economic evaluation team management
Economist for RDS NE
Project management for NIHR funded projects
BSc Econ - University of Wales
MSc Health Econ - York University
PhD Health Econ - Newcastle University
"Economic issues in the provision of antenatal screening programmes for Down's Syndrome"
Health economics - the conduct of economic evlauation alongside clinical trials.
Delivering the economic components of bids to NIHR.
The economics of public health interventions - is it really feasible to use cost-benefit-analysis?
Managing a number of NIHR funded projects, working as lead economist with RDS NE, managing a small team of health economists.
- A feasibility trial of screening and brief alcohol intervention to prevent hazardous drinking in young people aged 14-15 in a high school setting (SIPS JR-HIGH)
Project Leader(s): Dr D Newbury-Birch, Professor E Kaner, Coulton S, Deluca P, Drummond C, Gilvarry E, Professor P McArdle, Professor E McColl, Howel D, Deverill M, Tate L.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy-based intervention to reduce fear of falling in older fallers attending a community falls service: Therapy development and randomised controlled trial
Project Leader(s): Dr Steve Parry (IAH)
- How can health services contribute most effectively to facilitating successful transition of young people with complex health needs from childhood to adulthood?
Project Leader(s): Professor Allan Colver
- Improving Diabetes prescribing, Examining and Advising (IDEA) trial
Project Leader(s): Dr Justin Presseau, Prof Eileen FS Kaner
- INVasive Evaluation before Surgical Treatment of Incontinence Gives Added Therapeutic Effect?: a pragmatic multicentre pilot study to assess the feasibility of a future randomised controlled trial
Project Leader(s): Chief Investigator: Mr Paul Hilton (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust)