Meet the Team
Prof Tracey Young
Professor Tracey Young is a Health Economist in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield.
I’ve over 24 years’ experience in applied health service research so it’s a privilege to be using my expertise to co-lead a talented team of researchers, bringing about real change and impact.
My areas of research and interest include methods for measuring uncertainty in economic evaluations, development of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and economic evaluations alongside trials and observational studies. I’m supporting the team by using my experience in economic evaluations in a variety of different contexts.
Prof Laura Bojke
Laura Bojke is Professor in the Centre of Health Economics (CHE) at the University of York.
I’ve expertise in a wide range of applied and methodological projects, within pharmacoeconomics and public health. Along with my extensive cost-effectiveness modelling experience, including my role as part of the evidence review group for NICE, I’ve worked on several projects involving the use of expert elicited data within decision analytic models and developed guidance for their use in HTA.
Our theme has a strong focus on working with local decision makers, through the support we provide to the core themes. I’m excited to be co-leading the theme and working with a talented group of researchers, collaborating locally, nationally, and internationally.
Theme Administrator in the School of Health Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield.
I’m an experienced project manager, and have worked on a number of high profile projects, including the government’s National Empty Homes Capacity Building programme, working with local authorities across England to bring empty homes back into use; restoring the Humberhead Peatlands and returning them to favourable condition; and working with a number of English Universities to develop a foundation degree in Sustainable Communities.
I’m working with the Mental and physical multimorbidity theme on the Recovering Quality of Life (ReQoL) Patient Reported Outcomes (PROMs) Implementation project.
Prof Gerry Richardson
Gerry Richardson is Professor in the Centre of Health Economics at the University of York.
I’ve 25+ years’ experience of economic evaluation alongside clinical trials. I’m an adviser to many others as part of RDS work (and with local decision makers). I’ve held positions on numerous funding panels (RfPB x2, PGfAR, CRUK).
My work with the Early Life and Prevention theme involves advising on the appropriate inclusion of economic evaluation in their studies.
Dr Matt Franklin
Dr Matt Franklin, Health Economist, Senior Research Fellow of the School of Health Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield.
I’m experienced in the use of routinely collected health and care data for both randomised and non-randomised study designs, and parameterising decision-analytic models, specifically to conduct economic evaluations. I also have experience in the application of causal inference methods specifically for economic evaluation, utility score estimation to calculate QALYs, and psychometric analysis of preference-based outcome measures.
My work with the Mental Health theme has involved using the Recovering Quality of Life - Utility Index (ReQoL-UI) for psychometric assessment, trial-based economic evaluation alongside the EQ-5D-5L, and mapping from the PHQ-9 (depression) and GAD-7 (anxiety) measures to the ReQoL-UI or EQ-5D-5L. I’m also working with local decisions makers on unlocking data to Inform public health policy and practice.
Dr Clara Mukuria
Dr Clara Mukuria is Research Fellow in the School of Health Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield.
My areas of research expertise are in the Development and testing of preference-based measures including health and well-being and mapping between condition-specific and generic preference-based measures of health.
I’m working on developing a new preference-based measure that goes beyond the health QALY and mapping of mental to generic health outcomes. I’m also working with the Older People with Frailty theme on testing outcome measures in wellbeing in the frail elderly CARE 75+ cohort.
Seb Hinde is Research Fellow in the Centre of Health Economics at the University of York.
I’ve expertise in economic evaluation, methodological and applied; Cost-effectiveness models covering a range of disease areas; and Proficiency in trial design and NIHR funding streams.
Recently I’ve developed extensive experience working with local decision makers, conducting economic evaluation, and translating existing evidence.
I’ve also experience in lung cancer screening, obesity, cardiac rehabilitation, integrated care, children community nursing, scaphoid fractures, NHS health checks, regenerative medicine, and psoriasis.
I’m working with the following themes:
Mental Health theme on the value of information framework for ecotherapy and mapping of mental to generic health outcomes.
Older People with Frailty theme on the health economic perspective of delayed transfers of care.
Urgent and Emergency Care theme on an exploration of the impact of covid19 on urgent care admissions.
Dr Hazel Squires
Dr Hazel Squires, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Health Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield.
I’m experienced in conceptual modelling, used to understanding the problem to be solved using modelling, and for developing an appropriate model scope and structure. My research interests are in the use of Simulation modelling, used to model patients through the Accident and Emergency Department to assess potential options for change
I’m working with the Urgent and Emergency Care theme on research to improve A&E outcomes.
Dacheng is a Research Fellow in the Centre of Health Economics at the University of York
I’m a Research Fellow in the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (TEEHTA). I joined the Centre for Health Economics in February 2022. Previously, I worked at the China National Health Development Research Centre and also the International Research Centre for Medical Administration of Peking University as a research assistant.
I hold an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York, an MSc from London School of Economics and a Bachelor degrees in Business and Economics from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.