Tara is a Research Associate at the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation (CHEPI). Currently, she is working on the Antibiotic use across Surgical Pathways – Investigating, Redesigning and Evaluating Systems (ASPIRES) project to conduct the economic analysis of interventions to improve antibiotic use and prevent antimicrobial resistance in surgical settings.
Before joining CHEPI, Tara was a quantitative researcher based in the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, working on modelling the relationship between social diversity, wellbeing and health using applied econometric methods. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Business School, University of Birmingham (2019). Her doctoral thesis explored the association between household financial situations and health outcomes in China and European countries.
Tara works primarily with large-scale longitudinal survey data sets and is particularly interested in understanding the effects that individuals’ socioeconomic status as well as different social context can have on health outcomes.