ECTU has a team of health economists who can advise on the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of studies.
The Health Economics group maintains a portfolio of applied and methodological health economics research that focuses on cost-effectiveness analysis and health technology assessment across all disease and policy areas. We specialise in:
- Economic evaluation alongside clinical trials
- Model based cost-effectiveness analysis
- Early economic analysis for research design
- Real-world data science for Health Technology Assessment
- Economic evaluation of biomarkers and personalised medicine strategies
Check out our blog or contact the Health Economics team - with 'health economics' in the subject line:
Our Health Economists
We work with NHS, academic, charitable and industry collaborators. Our group draws on local strengths within Edinburgh, across Scotland and UK-wide to make use of rich public sector administrative linked data sources in collaboration with Information Services Division Scotland and Public Health England. We are supported in this by expertise in informatics within the Usher Institute and the Farr Institute Scotland.
Teaching and learning
- We hold a monthly academic meeting to discuss methodological challenges and current work, including that of our affiliated PhD students. Contact us if you are interested in joining in or check out either our blog or the ECTU Twitter feed (@EdinUniECTU) for details of upcoming meeting topics.
- We are involved in the development and delivery of the University of Edinburgh's undergraduate MBChB Medicine programme (https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/degrees/index.php?action=view&code=a100) and post-graduate Master of Public Health (https://www.ed.ac.uk/molecular-genetic-population/mph) and MSc Clinical Trials (https://www.ed.ac.uk/molecular-genetic-population/clinical-trials) teaching programmes.
- We also run an annual 5 day 'Cost-effectiveness Modelling' course in collaboration with the Universites of Leeds, Auckland and Alberta which is supported by our contemporary textbook (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319157436).