Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Nawaraj Bhattarai

Research Associate


Nawaraj joined the Health Economics group in 2014 as a doctoral research fellow and completed his PhD evaluating cost-effectiveness and preferences of centralised emergency medical services. While working on his PhD research, he also worked as a health economist in a trial evaluating the cost-effectiveness of the extended stroke rehabilitation services (EXTRAS) in stroke survivors and in another research project (SEED: Supporting Excellence in End of life care in Dementia) assessing the willingness to pay value of improved dementia care towards the end of life.

Currently, he is involved in a number of research projects.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Newcastle University, United Kingdom (2019)

MSc PH (Health Economics & Financial Management), Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2008)

Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (2007)

Bachelors in Public Health (BPH), Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2004)


Previous Positions

Health Foundation Doctoral Research Fellow/ Research Assistant, Health Economics Group, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University, UK (March 2014-February 2019)

Research Assistant, Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) Team, University of Glasgow, UK (September 2013-February 2014)

Research Associate, Division of Health and Social Care Research, King’s College London, UK (April 2010-September 2013)

Research Officer, Public Health Network Office, NHS Cambridgeshire, UK (January 2009-April 2010)

Research Interests:

Economic evaluations of public health interventions and health services reconfigurations; health outcome valuation; the use of discrete choice experiments/contingent valuation methods.




MSc Public Health and Health Services Research, Health Economics Module Lecturer