The Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation hosts faculty from the Department of Economics & Public Policy, the Department of Management, and the Department of Analytics, Marketing & Operations. The Centre welcomes doctoral applicants from a wide variety of academic disciplines who are united by a desire to conduct innovative research that aims to inform policy and practice at global, national and local levels.

Faculty and doctoral students use analytical methods from health economics, health policy analysis, technology and innovation management, organisational behaviour and management information systems. We offer opportunities for both quantitative and qualitative research as well as learning through partnerships across the health sector, including its various industries, health policy makers and healthcare provider organisations. Research areas include:

  • Health system regulation, payment and incentivisation

  • Innovation and organisational change across the healthcare supply chain

  • Economic and social determinants of health and quality of life

  • Health related behaviours

Research Interests Possible Supervisor(s)
The impact of pharmaceutical regulation on prescription behaviour Dr Marisa Miraldo
The impact or networks on the uptake of generics Dr Marisa Miraldo
Pharmaceutical regulation and market launch incentives Dr Marisa Miraldo
Behavioural determinants of health risky behaviour Dr Marisa Miraldo
Corporate governance, organisation structure and performance in healthcare markets Dr Marisa Miraldo & Dr Renata Kosova
The impact of outsourcing on hospital performance and patient outcomes Dr Marisa Miraldo & Dr Renata Kosova
The responses of healthcare suppliers to changes in incentives and policy shocks Prof. Carol Propper
The effect of competition and choice Prof. Carol Propper
Networks in healthcare Prof. Carol Propper
The determinants of health and lifestyle Dr Laure de Preux
The evaluation of climate change related policies Dr Laure de Preux
The health impacts and co-benefits of climate change policies and environmental shocks Dr Laure de Preux
Optimal surveillance strategies for patients with head and neck cancer after definitive therapy: patient and healthcare system perspectives Dr Reza Skandari
Building and validating models for predicting diabetes type 2 morbidity and mortality from observational data: an econometrics approach Dr Reza Skandari
Using data analytics to identifying, manage and mitigate cardiovascular exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Dr Reza Skandari
Name Thesis Title Supervisor(s)
Mathilde Gressier Impact of food product reformulation on population health Professor Franco Sassi Professor Gary Frost
Christa Hansen Economic impacts of HIV in sub-saharan Africa Dr Marisa Miraldo Dr Katharina Hauck
Narges Mohammadi Optimal Hearing Loss Monitoring and Infection Treatment Planning for Patients with Chronic Lung Disease Dr Reza Skandari
Dheeya Rizmie Environmental risk factors, health systems and healthy lifestyle factors Dr Marisa Miraldo Dr Laure de Preux
Alexa Segal Impact of childhood obesity on future human capital development Professor Franco Sassi Dr Marisa Miraldo
Zhengnan Zhu Patient movement, prescription behaviour and innovation diffusion Dr Marisa Miraldo Dr Renata Kosova

Practical experience

Doctoral students are also offered the opportunity to engage in teaching activities within the Business School’s programmes, such as MSc International Health Management.