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

Potential projects

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

The impact of fiscal measures to support fuel and living costs on winter health in England: a nationwide analysis from 1997 to 2025

Dr Laure de Preux & Dr Bethan Davies

Current projects


Thesis Title


Petya Atanasova

Food Environments and Noncommunicable Diseases. Evidence from South Asia Biobank

Prof Marisa Miraldo/Prof Gary Frost

Natalia Kovalevskaya

Impact of school meals in conflict and post-conflict settings on child nutrition, health and local food security

Prof Franco Sassi/Prof Gary Frost

Narges Mohammadi

Optimal Hearing Loss Monitoring and Infection Treatment Planning for Patients with Chronic Lung Disease

Dr Reza Skandari/Dr Anand Shah

Shutian Liu

The roots of health inequality from behavioural and neuroeconomics view

Prof Franco Sassi

Jiajia Zhan

Platform design in online healthcare markets

Prof Carol Propper

Zhengnan Zhu

Patient movement, prescription behaviour and innovation diffusion

Prof Marisa Miraldo/Prof Renata Kosova

Maxime Roche

Essays on the Drivers of Unhealthy Dietary Choices

Prof Franco Sassi/Dr Laure de Preux

Practical experience

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