Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Tomos Robinson

Research Associate (Health Economics)


I am a Research Associate in the Health Economics and Evidence Synthesis (HEES) team.

In September 2017 I submitted my PhD Thesis, entitled 'Exploring Inequalities in Child Cognitive Ability, Psychological Well-Being and Adolescent Risky Health Behaviours', supervised by Dr Heather Brown, Dr Jing Shen and Prof John Wildman. In December 2017 I passed my viva with minor corrections.

My current research interests include:

- The quality of life of children/adolescents with obesity  

- Mapping (or 'cross walking') in economic evaluation

- The validation of patient reported outcome measures

- Preference elicitation methods such as standard gamble and patient generated index

- Socioeconomic inequalities in child health and well-being

- The relationship between family characteristics (such family size and birth order) and child outcomes

- The relationship between health and the labour market 

In future work, I am hoping to expand my knowledge in economic modelling and the analysis of data from randomised controlled trials.

Areas of expertise

  • Health Economics
  • Health Inequalities
  • Applied Econometrics


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Newcastle University (2013-2017)
  • MSc Health Economics, University of York (2012-2013)
  • BA Economics, Newcastle University (2008-2011)


I am currently working on several research projects, including:

  • SPRING (Health Economics Lead - Prof Luke Vale)
  • LiTEFORM (Health Economics Lead - Dr Laura Ternent)
  • ActiveCHILD (PI Dr Niina Kolehmainen) 
  • Design and initial evaluation of an autism-specific health check for use with autistic adults in NHS Primary Care (PIs Prof Jeremy Parr & Dr Barry Ingham)

I have previously worked on projects related to the NHS 111 service, economic freedom, health and productivity, infant mortality, end of life care for people with dementia and the health related quality of life of children with obesity.


  • Design and initial evaluation of an autism-specific health check for use with autistic adults in NHS Primary Care. £454,246. Co-applicant. (PIs Prof Jeremy Parr & Dr Barry Ingham). REF split: 5%

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Health Economics E-learning Module for the MSc Oncology and Palliative Care (ONC-8021)