Sean Gavan, PhD, MSc, MSc, BA(Hons), FHEA


  • Manchester Centre for Health Economics, Room 4.312 Jean McFarlane Building, The University of Manchester

    M13 9PL Manchester

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


I am a research fellow in health economics at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. My research uses economic analyses to inform decision-making for health technology assessment and health policy. Currently, I lead the economics programme for the Innovate Manchester Advanced Therapy Centre Hub (iMATCH) to support using advanced cell and gene therapies at scale in the health care system. Previously, I delivered the health economics programme for the Medical Research Council’s Precision Medicine Consortium MASTERPLANS – a collaboration between academic, industry, and patient partners - to develop effective and cost-effective ways to stratify treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus. I co-lead the postgraduate ‘Economics of Genomics and Precision Medicine’ module [BIOL67372] with Dr. Alexander Thompson where I teach decision-analytic modelling in the context of diagnostic tests and precision medicine. I also support student research projects at all levels and regularly supervise health economics research by PhD, masters, and medical students. I lead the external research seminar programme at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics.

Research Interests

  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of health technologies
  • Economics of precision medicine
  • Early economic evaluation of health technologies

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Teaching and Supervision

Doctoral Research Supervision

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Undergraduate Research Supervision

Taught Academic Modules


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Doctoral Thesis: An Economic Evaluation of a Biomarker Test to Stratify Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • MSc Health Economics (Distinction)
  • MSc Economics (Distinction)
  • BA (Hons) Economics for Business (First Class)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Contact Details

Location Email
Manchester Centre for Health Economics
Room 4.312, Jean McFarlane Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester
M13 9PL



My collaborations

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

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Policy@Manchester
  • Manchester Precision Medicine Institute
  • Institute for Data Science and AI


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