Health Economics & Policy

Health Economics & Policy

Faculty and students within the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation are part of the Department of Management. The Centre welcomes 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.

Research areas

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. In particular:

  • Heath 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

Find out more about the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation

Possible Doctoral projects available

Project title / topic 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
Topics in labour supply in the NHS Prof. Carol Propper
The impact of environment on healthcare delivery Dr Laure de Preux
The Estimation of the Health Care Costs Associated with Chronic Conditions in England Dr Laure de Preux
Patterns and determinants of multi-morbidity in healthcare Dr Laure de Preux
Climate change policies and health impacts 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

Current and recent Doctoral theses

Name Thesis title Supervisor(s)
Paola Boscolo Chio Bisto How institutional complexity impacts upon innovation
adoption and assimilation
Professor James Barlow
Professor Nelson Phillips
Anupa Sahdev Competition and innovative behaviour in the publicly
funded England national Health Service
Professor Carol Propper
Professor Peter Smith
Surya Singh Evaluating the impacts of workplace breastfeeding
legislation in the United States of America
Dr Marisa Miraldo
Dr Katharina Hauck
Krystal Lau The role of media in the direct and indirect economic impact
of the 2009 Influenza A/H1N1 pandemic in England
Dr Marisa Miraldo
Dr Katharina Hauck
Anuja Chatterjee Investigating investment strategies of tackling antibiotic resistance Professor James Barlow

Professor Alison Holmes

Dr Julie Robotham

Grazia Antonacci Exploring the use of “Process Mapping” in practice in the healthcare sector Professor James Barlow

Dr Julie Reed

Valentine Cisnetto Developing and Adopting Complex Health Innovations – The Case of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes for Malaria Eradication Professor James Barlow

Professor Andrea Crisanti

Professor Rifat Atun

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.

Read our latest research

Binge drinking: is early exposure to alcohol ads to blame?

The alcohol industry must act now to safeguard children’s physical and mental health

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Gamification can be a powerful tool to encourage people to change their behaviour, but if implemented poorly can drive them away

Why workplace breastfeeding policies work

Working mothers need room to express themselves