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Lucy Abel

MSc


Health Economist

Conducting economic evaluation of primary care interventions, with a focus on diagnostics.

I joined the department in 2015 as a health economist working within the field of primary care. The core of my role is in developing methods to apply economic evaluation approaches to primary care decision making. I work as part of the Community Healthcare MIC and the BRC Multimorbidity Group. 

My research involves using both decision analytic modelling and trial-based evaluations to assess the cost-effectiveness of primary care diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring interventions. I have a particular interest in assessing the impact of diagnostic strategies on health outcomes that are not readily captured in current cost-effectiveness methods, for example, weighing the benefits of early cancer diagnosis against the harms of overdiagnosis, or the relationship between antibiotic prescribing and antimicrobial resistance. 

I teach health economics on a number of modules as part of the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care. 

Prior to joining the department I completed a Masters in Health Economics at the University of York.