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Research Interests

My main research interest relates to how to incorporate and quantify the impact of imperfect implementation, uptake, and wider service delivery issues (such as information provision) of interventions into economic evaluations. I am particularly interested in implementation issues in precision medicine, especially regarding genetic tests and cancer. For example, my PhD explored how capacity constraints could be incorporated into economic evaluations of examples of precision medicine in breast and non-small cell lung cancer. My other work in the area of precision medicine has included an early economic evaluation of a point of care test for CYP2C19 loss of function alleles to guide prescription of clopidogrel in patients who have experienced a stroke.

In addition to my work on precision medicine, I also have an interest in the application and methods of discrete choice experiments. My work in this area has included work to elicit preferences of: members for the public for information provided alongside newborn bloodspot screening programmes; colorectal and prostate cancer survivors for healthy lifestyle and dietary advice; and patients for a hypothetical biologic calculator to guide prescribing in psoriasis. 

Teaching

Teaching Assistant - Economics of Genomics and Precision Medicine (Masters in Genomic Medicine Module)

Teaching Assistant - Health Economics (Masters in Public Health Module)

Dissertation Supervisor - Masters in Public Health

 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

UK National Screening Committee Adult Reference Group

Health Economists Study Group

Qualifications

PhD Health Economics (University of Manchester)

MSc Health Economics (University of East Anglia)

BSc (Hons) Economics (University of Kent)

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
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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