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Sean is a Research Fellow in Health Economics working in the Health, Organisation, Policy and Economics (HOPE) research group in the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research. His current research focuses on adjustments to resource allocation formulae to account for unmet needs.


He recently completed his Wellcome Trust funded PhD in Health Economics titled ‘The identification, measurement and consequences of informal caregiving’ which was supervised by Professor Matt Sutton, Professor Gunn Grande and Dr Yiu-Shing Lau. Sean used a variety of data sources from household surveys, time diaries and a census-based cross-sectional survey and applied a range of applied micro-econometric techniques.

Sean has also been involved in a range of other projects. Examples include examination of the health and health care effects of Greater Manchester’s devolved health and social care budget using policy evaluation methods with Dr Alex Turner. The identification of sexual orientation health and health care inequalities with Dr William Whittaker and Dr Thomas Mason. The cost of treating venous leg ulcers in the community with Professor Nicky Cullum and Professor Jo Dumville. 


PhD Health Economics (University of Manchester, 2022)

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

BEconSc(Hons) Economics (University of Manchester, 2014)

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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