Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC)
The Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC) in the School of Economics undertakes collaborative interdisciplinary research in health economics and service delivery. Much of its research focuses on practical and policy-related topics, using an extensive range of analytically and empirically rigorous methodologies. The Centre is well positioned to capitalise on expertise within the School of Economics in statistics, econometrics and other applied economics disciplines. The Centre has papers published regularly in core economics journals, for example Scottish Journal of Political Economy, and health journals such as British Medical Journal, Archives of Neurology, European Journal of Cancer Prevention, Health Technology Assessment, Journal of Medical Screening and Public Health.
Members of the Group provide economics advice and practical input to a wide range of multidisciplinary health-related projects in the University of Surrey and the local NHS. The Centre has attracted multiple research grants for evaluative studies from NIHR, European, charity and industry funders. Many collaborations extend nationwide and internationally. Health economics advice is provided to the NHS in Kent, Surrey and Sussex through the NIHR Research Design Service SE.
SHEC actively encourages and supports postgraduate research students in health economics or health services as part of the School of Economics MPhil/PhD programme, and in conjunction with the pursuit of a MD qualification.
Head of SHEC
|Prof. Heather Gage||Evaluation, Health Services, Healthcare Systems, Health Behaviour|
|Dr. Ciro Avitabile||Health Behaviour, Gender Related Social Norms, Development, Economics of Education, Health Economics, Migration|
|Prof. Neil Rickman||Regulation of Health Services|
|Prof. Sonia Oreffice||Labour Economics; Family Economics; Health Economics; and Applied Microeconomics|
|Dr. Daniel Jackson||Decision Modelling, Evaluation, Outcome Measurement|
|Mr Jake Jordan||Applied Econometrics, Decision Modelling, Economic Evaluation in Health Care|
|Mr. Morro Touray||Overweight and Obesity and Related Issues, Behavioural Economics, Economic Analysis of Infectious Diseases, Economic Evaluations alongside Clinical Trials, Quality of Life and Patient Reported Outcome Measures|
|Dr. Bridget Jones||Chronic Neurological Conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Dementia|
|Dr Ekelechi MacPepple||Child and Maternal Health, Development Economics, Evaluation Methods in Health|
|Dr Iftekhar Khan|
|Prof. Clive Smee||Health Care Policy|
Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC) and Surrey University Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) offer a variety of short courses throughout the year, including Economic Evaluation of Health and Healthcare services and Clinical Trials Design to name a few.
These courses are suitable for health professionals, academic researchers, people interested in health economics and outcomes research in the public and private sectors. Links providing full details of the available courses along with dates and costs are provided below:
|Introduction to Health Economics||A one day course comprising an introduction to health economics, valuing health, costing health care resource use and evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of an intervention. This course takes place on Thursday 15 September 2016|
|Introduction to Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials||January 2017, date to be confirmed and details to follow|
|Decision Modelling and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis||This course is taking place on 26 April 2017. Details to follow|
|Valuing Health - Patient Reported Outcome Measures and QALYs||This course is taking place on 27 April 2017. Details to follow|
|Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluations||January 2017, date to be confirmed and details to follow|
|Cancer Trials and Economic Evaluations||May 2017, date to be confirmed and details to follow|
Contact Name: Professor Heather Gage
Surrey Health Economics Centre
School of Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Ground Floor AD Building
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH