Edinburgh Clinical Trials

Health Economics

ECTU has a team of health economists who can advise on the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of studies.

Health Economics

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:

Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit

Contact details



Usher Building
The University of Edinburgh
5-7 Little France Road
Edinburgh BioQuarter - Gate 3

Post Code
EH16 4UX

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. 

ECTU Health Economists

Teaching and learning