Section of Health Economics

The Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC) conducts research in the field of Health Economics and related disciplines.

About Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC)

SHEC undertakes collaborative interdisciplinary research in health economics and service delivery. Much of SHEC’s work focuses on practical and policy-related topics, and supports applied research in the health, medicine and social care fields.  Members of SHEC work closely with colleagues in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and the Surrey Clinical Trials Unit.  The Centre has attracted multiple research grants for evaluative studies from NIHR, European, charity and industry funders. Many collaborations extend nationwide and internationally. Papers are published in a range of leading journals.

SHEC actively encourages and supports postgraduate research students in health economics or health services as part of an MPhil/PhD or MD programme. Health economics advice is provided to the NHS in Kent, Surrey and Sussex through the NIHR Research Design Service SE.

Our Members

Head of SHEC

Prof. Heather Gage Evaluation, Health Services, Healthcare Systems, Health Behaviour

Affiliated Academic Staff

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

Research Staff

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

Visiting Researchers

Prof. Clive Smee Health Care Policy
Juliet Mumby-Croft  


Short Courses

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:

Economic Evaluation of Cancer Interventions using Clinical Trial & Real World Data This course is being rescheduled, date to be confirmed. Details to follow
Decision Modelling and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis This course is being rescheduled, date to be confirmed. Details to follow
Valuing Health - Patient Reported Outcome Measures and QALYs This course is being rescheduled, date to be confirmed. Details to follow

Contact Us

Contact Name: Professor Heather Gage


Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC)
School of Economics
(Level 04, AC Building, Room 25)
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH
United Kingdom


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  • Phone: +44 (0)1483 686700

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