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Anna is a Research Fellow in Health Economics at Health Organisation, Policy & Economics (HOPE) within the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research. She is evaluating the national rollout of social prescribing within the UK. This works with Paul Wilson, Prof Matt Sutton and Dr Luke Munford as part of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration in Greater Manchester.


She completed a PhD in Health Economics in 3 years, which started in October 2019 and was awarded the President's Doctoral Scholar Award. Her thesis title is "Econometric Analysis of Health and Well-being Returns to Social Participation". This assessed the predictors of social participation and the heterogeneous health and well-being returns. This was supervised by Prof Matt Sutton, Prof Pete Bower and Dr Luke Munford and funded by Wellcome. 


Previously, she graduated from the University of Manchester with first-class honours in BEconSc Economics in 2016 and with a distinction in MSc Economics (Economics of Health) in 2017.

After her masters, she started work as a Research Associate at the Centre for Primary Care in the Health Organisation, Policy & Economics (HOPE) Centre in October 2017. Her past research has focused on applying econometrics and economics in health and healthcare settings.


Over the two years as a research associate, she worked on the following projects:

Academic Achievements:

  • Jon Stewart Prize for Econometrics: for attaining the highest econometrics average in the graduating MSc Economics cohort
  • President's Doctoral Scholar Award: awarded to 3% of research students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential
  • Deans Award: for graduating with a final grade over 75% in an undergraduate degree
  • Manchester School Award: for final year grades in the Economics undergraduate cohort and contribution to the course in non-curriculum activities

Qualifications

PhD Health Economics (University of Manchester, 2022)

MSc Economics (Economics of Health) with Distinction (University of Manchester, 2017)

BEconSc(Hons) Economics with first class honours (University of Manchester, 2016)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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