Meet the Team

Meet the PhD Students

Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy is a PhD student affiliated with the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment based at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE), University of York. The focus of his PhD research is on methods of economic evaluation with a focus on public health decision-making in the early years.

Prior to joining CHE, Peter worked as a health economics research fellow at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, conducting technology appraisals for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Peter completed an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York in 2018, graduating with distinction.

Peter’s PhD research links with the Early Life and Prevention theme.

Email: peter.murphy@york.ac.uk

Fei

Fei Liu

Fei is a PhD student in Economics affiliated with the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (TEEHTA) based at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE). Her research focuses on self-funding for social care and informal care provision and its impact on the social distribution of health, supervised by Professor Laura Bojke and Dr Matthew Franklin (The University of Sheffield). Prior to joining CHE, she has research experience in care needs evaluation and service provision for ageing population.

Fei holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Medicine and Economics from Peking University, an MPhil in Public Health from The University of Hong Kong and an MSc in Health Economics from University of York.

Fei’s PhD research links with the Older People with Frailty theme.

Email: fl920@york.ac.uk

Wejeeha

Wajeeha Raza

Wajeeha is a PhD student affiliated with the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (TEEHTA) based in the Centre for Health Economics. She is supervised by Professor Laura Bojke, Dr. Peter Coventry and Professor Piran White. Her studentship focuses on the economic evaluation of environmental interventions.

Prior to joining CHE, she worked in the ‘Economic Evaluation and Analysis’ department at the World Health Organisation HQ supporting the UHC Compendium, which is a tool to support countries in benefit package development. She has also worked as a research fellow with the Aga Khan University where she was primarily supporting the government of Pakistan in costing and prioritisation of a benefit package.

Wajeeha holds a BSc in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, and an MSc in health economics from Johns Hopkins University as a Fulbright Scholar.

Her PhD research links with the Mental and Physical Multimorbidity theme.

Email: wr641@york.ac.uk

Wei

Wei Song

Wei joined CHE in January 2021, and is a PhD student in Economics with the Health Policy Team supervised by Prof. Rowena Jacobs and Dr. Panos Kasteridis. His studentship focuses on acute health shock and mental health.

Prior to joining CHE, he worked as a research officer at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. He has research experience in national health account, health outcome research, healthcare manpower planning, and screening programme evaluation. Wei holds a BMedSc (WUH), BA (HUST), MPH (HKU), MA (HKU), MSc in Health Economics (YORK). His PhD research links with the Mental and Physical Multimorbidity theme.

Email: ws983@york.ac.uk

Joseph (Joonhyung) Kwon

Joseph (Joonhyung) Kwon joined ScHARR on a Wellcome Trust PhD Public Health, Economics and Decision Science Programme in September 2017. He completed an undergraduate BA degree in Economics in 2013 at University of Cambridge and a MSc degree in Health Economics in 2017 at University of York. His previous research interest was in measurement of health utilities for childhood and adolescent populations, having published a systematic review and meta-regression of childhood health utilities.

His PhD is focusing on preventive interventions to reduce frequency and severity of falls in community-dwelling elderly persons. Joseph hopes to build a public health economic model that incorporates capacity, costs and effectiveness of multi-component strategies for falls prevention, using Sheffield’s falls prevention programme as a case study.

Josephs’ PhD research links with the Older People with Frailty theme.

Email: jkwon6@sheffield.ac.uk

Contact the team

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