Institute of Health & Society

Health Economics

Overview

Improving the allocation of resources, tackling inequalities and developing better ways to measure the benefits of health and social care.

These aims will be met by conducting research in the following areas:

  • valuing benefits/quantifying preferences in for health and health care;
  • development and application of economic evaluation
  • priority setting in health care
  • econometric applications in studies of health, (with a focus on income and health inequalities)

The Health Economics Group also collaborates with the Economics of Safety, Health, Environment and Risk (ESHER) group within Newcastle University Business School. ESHER focuses on applied microeconomics and the development of methods of preference elicitation and is led by Professor Sue Chilton.

The Health Economics Group currently collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders. If your research team is interested in pursuing collaboration with the group, please see our Criteria for Collaborative Research (PDF: 130KB).

Capacity building

The demand for health economics skills far outstrips the supply. The Health Economics Group actively encourages and supports individuals wishing to develop their skills in health economics by offering and supporting PhDs and/or fellowships.

We also seek to help improve the knowledge of health economics amongst future collaborators and those that use health economic information as part of their work. Drawing upon our wealth of teaching and research experience we can develop and deliver short courses and workshops catering to a range of levels of experience and topics.

Individuals interested in studying health economics in Newcastle in a topic that fits under one of the four areas of work should contact Jan Legge, the administrator of the Health Economics Group or Emma Thompson the group secretary.

Staff

The following members of staff work within the Health Economics group.

The group leader is Professor Luke Vale.

Patricia Aluko
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7414

Nawaraj Bhattarai
Health Foundation Doctoral Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7821

Dr Theophile Bigirumurame
Medical Statistician, Research Design Service NE

Dr Matthew Breckons
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7585

Dr Heather Brown
Lecturer (Health Economics)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6281

Dr Helen Close
Health Research Methodologist

Dawn Craig
Principal Scientist (Evidence Synthesis)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3800

Email:

Dr Louise Hayes
Research Methodologist

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5711

Tara Homer
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8457

Patience Kunonga
Research Assistant (Evidence Synthesis)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3824

Atefeh Mashayekhi
Research Assistant (Evidence Synthesis)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7041

Dr Sara McCafferty
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3824

Eoin Moloney
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7359

Dr Natasha Newell
Health Research Methodologist

Dr Yemi Oluboyede
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7349

Dr Helen Parker
Health Research Methodologist

Stephen Rice
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: 01912086746

Dr Jing Shen
Senior Research Associate (Health Economics)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7905

Dr Louise Tanner
Research Associate (Evidence Synthesis)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5439

Dr Laura Ternent
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 7083

Dimitrios Tzelis
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5307

Professor Luke Vale
Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5590