Thomas Allen
  • Manchester Centre for Health Economics
    University of Manchester
    Room 4.305 Jean McFarlane Building
    Oxford Road
    Manchester M13 9PL

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Thomas is a Sennior Research Fellow at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics and a Visiting Researcher at the Danish Centre for Health Economics at the University of Southern Denmark. In addition to these research roles Thomas is also an adviser on the NIHR-funded Research Design Service - North West.

Research interests

Current research projects:

  • Quality, safety and clinical governance in NHS and independent hospitals: lessons from the interface - NIHR Health and Social Care Delivery Research
  • An evaluation of an alternative Child Friendly Dental Pathway for Paediatric patients - NIHR Health and Social Care Delivery Research
  • Avoiding Patient Harm Through the Application of Prescribing Safety Indicators in English General Practices (PROTECT) - NIHR Programme Grant
  • GM Diabetes My Way - Innovate UK & NHS England 

Previous Research projects:

  • The Use of Locum Doctors in the NHS: Understanding and Improving the Safety and Quality of Care - NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research 
  • How Effective and Cost-effective is Water Flouridation for Adults? A 10-year Retrospective Cohort Study - NIHR Public Health programme
  • Characterising the management costs of psoriasis and impact of key co-morbidities - Manchester Psoriasis Research Fund
  • Provider ratings: the effects of the Care Quality Commission's new inspection and rating system on provider performance - Department of Health Policy Research Programme 
  • Evaluation of the Long Term Conditions Test Bed - Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG
  • A Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of the Introduction of Best Practice Tariffs - Department of Health Policy Research Programme  



BSc Economics (Lancaster University)

MSc Economics (University of Manchester)

PhD Health Economics (University of Manchester)

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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