Thomas Mason

Thomas Mason, BA, MSc, PhD


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Tom is a Research Fellow in Health Economics, and lecturer on the MSc in Economics.


I am an Economist with over ten years experience in academic research/teaching and experience in private consultancy. After graduating from an MSc in Economics from the University of Manchester in September 2010, I joined as a Research Associate in Health Economics and was later promoted to Research Fellow in 2017. Over this period, my research has focused on the development and application of econometric evaluation methods for population-level and national interventions in health care delivery, organisation and financing using large administrative datasets. I am interested in vulnerable populations and my PhD thesis focused on substance misuse.

I am currently working as part of the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (NIHR ARC) for Greater Manchester. I am working in the Evaluation Theme, which is focused on: development of rapid evaluation methodologies to support evidence-based innovation in health and care settings; and ensuring research includes patient populations with the greatest need.

I am a Lecturer on the MSc in Economics, for the Economics of Health Module (ECON60342): specifically teaching material on the supply, organisation and financing of health care and applied econometrics.

Research interests

  • Substance misuse
  • Programme evaluation
  • Applied econometric methods
  • Health system organisation
  • Rapid evaluation


Lecturer (MSc in Economics)

PhD Supervisor (PhD in Health Economics)

My collaborations

  • Dr Will Whittaker
  • Professor Stephen Birch
  • Professor Peter Bower
  • Professor Matthew Sutton
  • Dr Andrew Jones
  • Dr Cheryl Jones
  • Dr Yiu Shing-Lau
  • Dr Thomas Allen
  • Mr Sean Urwin
  • Mr Peslie Ng'ambia

Memberships of committees and professional bodies


PhD Health Economics, MSc Economics, BA Economics & Politics 

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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