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Luke is a Research Associate in Health Economics at the Manchester Centre for Health EconomicsSchool of Health SciencesFaculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. His research focuses on the use of economic analyses to inform decision-making for health technology assessment and health policy across disease areas, including dementia, mental health, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Luke co-leads the Centre's Early Careers Methodology Club with Mr Rob Hainsworth and is a teaching assistant on the economic evaluation course unit, Master of Public Health

Research interests

Luke is interested in the use of patient simulation models to inform health technology assessments. In particular, applications to type 2 diabetes mellitus. 

Current research includes: 

  • SENSE-cog: European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant No. 668648). SENSE-Cog. Ears, Eyes and Mind: The “Sense-Cog Project” to improve mental well-being for elderly Europeans with sensory impairment H2020-PHC-22-2015. Promoting mental wellbeing in the ageing population. CI: Iracema Leroi. University of Manchester.
  • NEON: National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research RP-PG-0615-20016. Personal experience as a recovery resource in psychosis: Narrative Experiences ONline (NEON) Programme. CI: Mike Slade. University of Nottingham.
  • HED-LINE: National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Policy Research Programme NIRH200933. Healthy Living Diabetes – Long-term Independent National Evaluation (HED-LINE) Programme. CI: Sarah Cotterill. University of Manchester.
  • GM-DMW: Test Bed Programme (IRRID: DERR1-10.2196/26237). Digital Interventions Supporting Self-care in People with Type 2 Diabetes Across Greater Manchester (Greater Manchester Diabetes My Way). CI: Martin K Rutter. University of Manchester.
  • RECOLLECT: National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Programme grants for Applied Research NIHR200605. Recovery Colleges Characterisation and Testing (RECOLLECT). CI: Mike Slade. University of Nottingham.

Prizes and awards

Luke was awarded the Economics Subject Prize for the highest academic performance during his undergraduate degree (2017-20), and the Health Economics Prize for exceptional overall performance at the University of York (2020-21). 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the UK Health Economists' Study Group (HESG)


Taught Academic Modules

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

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Health Economics (2020-2021), Distinction

Bachelor of Science, Economics (2017-2020), First Class with honours


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