My research project
Exploring the private costs of accessing health and social care and implications for health inequalities
Mehmet Bulut is a health economist who holds a BSc in Economics from Kingston University, an MSc in Financial Economics from City, University of London and an MSc in Health Economics from City, University of London. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Health Economics at Surrey University, exploring the private costs of accessing health and social care and implications for health inequalities. This PhD is funded by a University of Surrey / ARC Kent Surrey Sussex studentship.
Mehmet has previously worked within the NHS as a management consultant specialising in data and analytics, and has experience working at NHS improvements operational productivity directorate, supporting the Model Hospital platform with the generation and development of economic performance metrics. More recently, Mehmet briefly worked as a market access and HEOR analyst at a pharmaceutical company as well as working as an Economist at the Office of Health Economics.
Mehmet's PhD research is aimed at understanding whether policies and initiatives directed towards reducing the cost burden of individuals' access to healthcare have an impact on health outcomes. Another aim of his project is to assess the extent to which differences in socio-economic status within society explain variation in health outcomes and whether other determinants influence health outcomes and health inequality. And if so, what is their relationship with the accessibility of healthcare.