Health economics, evaluation and equality

Our work focuses on the efficient use of limited resources and maximisation of outcomes for patients. We conduct research to improve efficiency and equity in the use of public resources by providing high quality, relevant, flexible, and accessible research capacity in health economics, evaluation and advise on health inequalities issues.

We lead the way in health economics research and are internationally renowned for our ability to aid decision makers in making health care policy decisions at a national and international level. Professor Tracey Young and Professor Laura Bojke co-lead our theme and team. We build upon a strong research collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield and York, working with local decision makers and through cross-theme working with the four core themes:

  • Early Life and prevention

  • Older people with frailty

  • Mental and physical multimorbidity

  • Urgent and emergency care


Our research focuses on:

  • Inequalities, well-being, and cross-sectoral health economics.

  • The development and use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in social care and mental health.

  • System level cost-effectiveness modelling.

  • Application of analytical techniques for research prioritisation

  • Collaborative economic evaluations and inequalities impact assessments with the local NHS Trust, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and local authorities. We will engage in research prioritisation with local decision makers and seek opportunities for further funding in partnership with the other ARC YH themes.

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Contact the team

Amanda Lane, Theme Administrator - a.j.lane@sheffield.ac.uk