I am a health economist with a research interest in prioritisation resource allocation and undertaking and using economic evaluation and health technology assessment to inform health and care decision making. My recent research has included use of programme budgeting and marginal analysis to support healthcare prioritisation and resource allocation.
My research career started in clinical research, but interested in the economic impact of the innovations I was researching I studied for a Masters in Health Economics in the early 1990’s. My career has since developed in health economics, working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, consulting and latterly in academia gaining a PhD in health economics at Swansea University. I am an Associate Professor in Health Economics and Head of the Swansea Centre for Health Economics at Swansea University, a health economics and outcomes research centre with a particular expertise in economic evaluation, health policy and routine data analysis.
As a health economist I support a number of organisations in Wales charged with making decisions about health technology adoption and use in Wales by sitting on assessment and appraisal committees: These are Health Technology Wales, the New Medicines Group for the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group and the Evidence Based Procurement Board. I am also the lead in the South West of Wales for the Welsh Health Economics Support Service and Research Design and Conduct Service.