Athena Swan Gold Award

Surrey Health Economics Centre

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

About us

The Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC) undertakes collaborative interdisciplinary research in health economics and health service delivery. The team at SHEC supports applied research in the health, medicine and social care fields, and has strong relationships with a large number of academic, NHS and private sector partners across the UK and internationally. Much of SHEC’s research focuses on practical issues, and on advising and influencing public policy. The Centre has attracted multiple research grants for evaluative studies from NIHR, European, charity and industry funders. Papers are published in a range of leading journals. 

Members of SHEC work closely with other researchers in the Department of Clinical and Experimental MedicineSurrey Clinical Trials Unit and the wider University. 

SHEC leads the Health and Social Care Economics theme for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration - Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARCKSS). For further details on the ARCKSS website

SHEC is also hosting and coordinating Surrey Global Health Research Network (SGHRN).

In SHEC, we actively encourage and support postgraduate research students in health economics or health services as part of an MPhil/PhD or MD programme.

Our research

Some of our recent or ongoing research projects include:

Research in a care home setting: STARQ 1: 

Innovative healthcare technologies in traumatic brain injury - Collaborations with CORTIRIO:

AI-Dental project:

The REDUCE2 study:


Multicentre trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of a novel urinary catheter design for adults requiring long-term catheterisation:

Non-medical practitioner workforce into the urgent and emergency care system:

Palliative long term abdominal drains versus repeated drainage in untreatable ascites due to advanced cirrhosis: a RCT (the REDUCE2 study):

Meet the team

Centre lead

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Professor Heather Gage

Professor of Health Economics

Research staff

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Dr Matthew Glover

Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics

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Dr Daniel Jackson

Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics (part time)

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Dr Bridget Jones

Research Fellow and Health Psychologist

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Xiaoxian Liang

Research Fellow in Health Economics

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Dr Morro Touray

Research Fellow in Health Economics & Sustainability Fellow

Visiting researchers and PhD students

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Walid Fahmy

Visiting Research Fellow