Dr Laura Cornelsen
in Public Health Economics and MRC Career Development Fellow
15-17 Tavistock Place
I have a MSc degree in Health Economics from University of York and a PhD degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin. My PhD work focused on the economic impacts of tobacco control policies in Ireland. After two years of post-doctoral work at the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) on agri-health economics, I was awarded a fellowship in Economics of Health, funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) in 2014. The fellowship work looked at the indirect impact of food taxes and subsidies on food consumption and population health in the UK. In 2017, I was awarded a Career Development Award by the UK MRC. My current research interests focus on understanding linkages between public health and food systems changes, including the role of food prices as well as health-related food policies in influencing health outcomes. I work with large disaggregated household food and beverage expenditure data but also have an interest in choice experiment methods for the prospective analysis of policy effects.
I am a co-director of Population Health Innovation Lab (PHI|Lab) (philab.lshtm.ac.uk).
I am co-organiser of the Introduction to Health Economics course and run seminars for Economic Analysis of Health Policy