Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Laura Ternent

Senior Lecturer




Laura Ternent is a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics.  Laura has a strong academic background in both applied and methodological work.  Research interests include economic evaluations alongside RCTs, economic modelling and health outcome valuation. 


  • PhD Health Economics, University of Aberdeen (2012)
  • MSc. Health Economics, University of York (2004)
  • BA (Hons) Economics, University of Wales (2002)  

Previous positions

  • Lecturer, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University (2011 - 2014)
  • Research Associate, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University (2010 - 2011)
  • Research Fellow, Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen (2007 – 2010).
  • Research Fellow, IMMPACT, University of Aberdeen (2004 – 2007).
  • Research placement,  Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2004).
  • Research Assistant, Centre for the Economics of Health, Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, University of Wales, Bangor (2002 - 2003).

 Honorary positions

  •  Honorary Researcher, Karolinska Institute of Public Health Sciences, Stockholm Sweden (2014 -)


Research interests

My research interests are in economic evaluations alongside randomised controlled trials and health outcome valuation, particularly the use of discrete choice experiments and contingent valuation.  

Postgraduate supervision

I am currently supervising three PhD students  


  • The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of surgical treatments for women with stress urinary incontinence (ESTER): an evidence synthesis. Co-applicant, NIHR Health Technology Assessment, £295,516 (2016-2017).

  • The value and cost of different forms of information on oral health status and risk given to patients following a check-up in dental practice.  Co-applicant.  HS&DR (£312,754) 2014 - 2016

  • Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke (RATULS). NIHR HTA programme.  Co applicant. Amount of award: £4,619,884. Dates of award: 2012- 2016.
  • Understanding clinicians’ decisions to offer intravenous thrombolytic treatment to patients with acute ischaemic stroke: a discrete choice experiment.  NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research.  Co-applicant.  Amount of award £262,687.
  • Antibiotic treatment for intermittent bladder catheterisation: A randomised controlled trial of once daily prophylaxis (The AnTIC study). Co-applicant. Amount of Award: £1,253,764
  • Parental incentives and quasi-mandatory schemes for increasing uptake of immunisations in pre-school children.  Co-applicant.  Amount of Award: £275,419
  • A prospective open randomised controlled trial comparing stapled haemorrhoidopexy to conventional surgery for haemorrhoidal disease.  Funder NIHR HTA Programme.  Co-applicant. Amount of award: £1,990,000
  • Full thickness macular hole surgery (FILMS) study – Endowment application. Amount of award: £19,000



MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research - Global Health Module Leader

MBBS lecturer