in Health Economics
15-17 Tavistock Place
My first degree was a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economic from the University of York where I stayed on to take an MSc in Health Economics. I joined the Health Services Research Unit in 2006 as a research assistant.
I am a seminar leader for the Economic Evaluation module on the MSc in Public Health. I have previously led seminars on the Introduction to Health Economics module.
I am currently working on a project to assess the cost-effectiveness of a new way of diagnosing and treating prostate cancer, with clinicians at UCLH and software analysts at UCL's CMIC - funded by the Wellcome Trust/Department of Health's Health Innovation Challenge Fund.
I have previously worked with other health economists in HSRP to provide health economics input on key clinical issues in various types of cancer (early and advanced breast cancer, lung cancer, basal cell carcinoma), in collaboration with the National Collaborating Centre for Cancer (NCC-C). This lead to an MRC funded project looking at the feasibility of developing a whole pathway model of prostate cancer using patient-level simulation, and in particular whether this modelling approach could be useful in the context of NICE clinical guidelines.
I am also involved in the economic analysis of two clinical trials: SUPREMO (adjuvant irradiation vs. standard care for women with intermediate risk breast cancer) and PROMPTS (screening MRI and pre-emptive treatment of spinal cord compression for men with castrate resistant prostate cancer).