PhD Health Economics
I am a health economist at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, and an Honorary Research Associate at Cardiff University. I specialise in data management, statistical analysis, association based analysis, literature reviews, and cost effectiveness and budget impact models.
I achieved a PhD degree in Health Economics from University College London (UCL). My thesis was entitled “The impact of Macroeconomic conditions on Health and well-being in England”. The aim of my research was to investigate the relationship between macroeconomic conditions, proxied by regional employment and unemployment rates, on health and well-being in England. Large datasets from The Office for National Statistics, UK, were assessed.
Since joining the department in 2018, I completed collaborating on the following projects:
2018 – 2019
- “Diagnosis and management of uncomplicated urinary tract infection in primary care: pathway mapping literature review and survey. A report for NHS England”.
- “NHS health care usage and cost analysis of Mitral and Tricuspid Regurgitation in OxValve cohort- a large prospective Echocardiographic population screen study”.
2019 – 2020
- Economic evaluations in children’s social care, Outcomes for Young People using secure and alternative accommodation.
- Economics of miscarriage.
- Economic analysis for the Schwartz Rounds project.
- World Allergy Organization’s project on severity of food allergy reactions, "Consensus on DEfinition of Food Allergy SEverity (DEFASE) an integrated mixed methods systematic review”.
Currently I am involved with the following projects:
2018 – Currently
- Cost effectiveness analysis of Rapid diagnosis of urinary tract infection in primary healthcare.
2020 – Currently
Tools to measure and value health change in children (TORCH)
- The SWIS Trial: An evaluation of school based social work.
My research interests include determinates of health and risky behaviours, effects of recessions on physical and mental health, and health inequalities.
El-Banna A. et al, (2021), Children and Youth Services Review, 121
Arasi S. et al, (2020), World Allergy Organ J, 13