School of Economics

Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC)

The Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC): A centre of excellence for research in the field of Health Economics and related disciplines.

About SHEC | Our Members | Short Courses | Contact Us

About 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.

Our Members

Head of SHEC

Member Research interests
Prof. Heather Gage Evaluation, Health Services, Healthcare Systems, Health Behaviour

Academic Staff

Member Research interests
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

Member Research interests
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

Member Research interests
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:

Course Title Summary
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
School of Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Ground Floor AD Building
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH
United Kingdom