Dr Rosa Legood

(花罗莎) MSc DPhil

Associate Professor
of Health Economics

1st Floor, Room 134

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+44 (0)207 958 8256

+44 207 927 2701

Rosa joined LSHTM in 2007. Her training is in health economics and public health. Previously she worked at Oxford in the Department of Public Health and York Health Economics Consortium. She has specific expertise in modelling and economic evaluation.


Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy


Global Non-Communicable Diseases
Global Mental Health


Rosa is a tutor for the Public Health Masters. She is the health economics stream advisor and teaches on the introduction to health economics module and economic evaluation modules.

She has supervised two PhDs to completion. Currently she is interested in supervising PhD students on the following topics. 1) Calibration methods for economic evaluation.2) Economic evaluations of global mental health 3) Economics of breast cancer in Africa and Brazil


Her main research interests relate to conducting economic evaluations in both devloped and developing country settings. Specific methodolgical interests include both the technical aspects of model calibration for screening models. In addition, she is interested in the gap between the needs of policy makers and the presentation of cost-effectiveness information.  She is PI on a grant evaluating the cost-effectiveness of endometrial cancer screening. She is the health economics lead on a large RCT to tackle school bullying. She also collaborate with Queen Mary modelling RRSO and genetic testing to prevent ovarian cancer.


Research Area
Decision analysis
Economic evaluation
Health technology assessment
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Non-communicable diseases
Burkina Faso
South Africa

Selected Publications

Cost-effectiveness of Population Screening for BRCA Mutations in Ashkenazi Jewish Women Compared With Family History-Based Testing.
Manchanda, R. ; Legood, R. ; Burnell, M. ; McGuire, A. ; Raikou, M. ; Loggenberg, K. ; Wardle, J. ; Sanderson, S. ; Gessler, S. ; Side, L. ; Balogun, N. ; Desai, R. ; Kumar, A. ; Dorkins, H. ; Wallis, Y. ; Chapman, C. ; Taylor, R. ; Jacobs, C. ; Tomlinson, I. ; Beller, U. ; Menon, U. ; Jacobs, I. ;
J Natl Cancer Inst
Initiating change locally in bullying and aggression through the school environment (INCLUSIVE): a pilot randomised controlled trial.
Bonell, C. ; Fletcher, A. ; Fitzgerald-Yau, N. ; Hale, D. ; Allen, E. ; Elbourne, D. ; Jones, R. ; Bond, L. ; Wiggins, M. ; Miners, A. ; Legood, R. ; Scott, S. ; Christie, D. ; Viner, R. ;
Health Technol Assess
Building capacity for sustainable research programmes for cancer in Africa.
Adewole, I.; Martin, D.N.; Williams, M.J.; Adebamowo, C.; Bhatia, K.; Berling, C.; Casper, C.; Elshamy, K.; Elzawawy, A.; Lawlor, R.T.; Legood, R.; Mbulaiteye, S.M.; Odedina, F.T.; Olopade, O.I.; Olopade, C.O.; Parkin, D.M.; Rebbeck, T.R.; Ross, H.; Santini, L.A.; Torode, J.; Trimble, E.L.; Wild, C.P.; Young, A.M.; Kerr, D.J.;
Nat Rev Clin Oncol
The Cost-Utility of Telemedicine to Screen for Diabetic Retinopathy in India
Rachapelle, S.; Legood, R.; Alavi, Y.; Lindfield, R.; Sharma, T.; Kuper, H.; Polack, S.
Calibrating models in economic evaluation: a seven-step approach.
Vanni, T.; Karnon, J.; Madan, J.; White, R.G.; Edmunds, W.J.; Foss, A.M.; Legood, R.;
See all Dr Rosa Legood's Publications