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  • Health Economics and Health Technology AssessmentAnnual Report 2016

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  • Contents

    From the Director 4

    Meet the Team 6

    Visitingresearchersandaffiliates 9

    PhD students 11

    Strategic activities 12

    Internationalisation 13

    Worldclassenvironment 15

    Innovative engagement 16

    Highlightsof2016 18

    Research 20

    Research themes 21

    Projectsawardedin2016 22

    Ongoingprojects 23

    Projectscompletedin2016 26

    NIHR CRSU 27

    AresearchersperspectiveCaoimheRyan 28

    TeachingandSupervision 30

    ContinuingProfessionalDevelopment 32

    Publications 34

    Presentations 37

    MembershipofExpertBodies 40

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  • From the Director

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  • Welcometoourfifthannualreport,which provides an overview of themanyaccomplishmentsthatwecelebrateattheHealthEconomicsandHealthTechnologyAssessment(HEHTA)ResearchGroupin2016.Thispastyear,myfirstinmynewroleasDirector,hasbeenanotherhighlysuccessfulandproductiveyearfortheteam.Amongourresearchandteachinghighlights,isourgrowinginternationalcollaborationsandpublicengagementinitiatives.Ihopeyouwillenjoyreading about our new projects funded by theEuropeanCommissiononevaluationsofcomplexclinicalandpopulationhealthinterventions,andourpublicengagementexerciseonprioritisinghealthcarefundingallocations.

    OneofthecelebrationsIwouldliketohighlight,isthepromotionofourDeputyDirector,DrEmmaMcIntoshtofullProfessorofHealthEconomics.DrMcIntoshjoinedHEHTAin2011,andhasbeendedicatedtoshaping HEHTA into a team that produces high-qualityworkwithinasupportingandnurturingenvironment.Overtheyears,shehasundertakenhighlyimpactfulresearchandsuccessfullyraisedHEHTAsprofileinHealthEconomicsofPublicandPopulationHealth.Thisisamajorpersonalachievement,andawell-deservedrecognition of her contribution to HEHTA and theUniversity.

    In2016,wealsomarktheintroductionof an exciting new research theme EconomicsofPrecisionMedicine.Thisresearchthemecomplementsoneofthe

    achievementsofourCollegeofMedical,Veterinary & Life Sciences in becoming akeyplayerinaScottishglobalcentreofexcellenceinprecisionmedicine.WearedelightedtowelcomeProfessorNeilHawkins,whojoinedusasProfessorofHealthTechnologyAssessment,toleadthisresearchtheme.ProfessorHawkinssresearchfocusesonmethodologicaldevelopmentofevidencesynthesisanddecisionanalyticalmodelling,andintheirapplicationtoprecisionmedicineandearlystagehealthtechnologyassessment.Welookforwardtoreportingactivitiesfromthisresearchthemenextyear.

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  • DIRECTOR

    OliviaWu ProfessorofHealthTechnologyAssessment

    DEPUTY DIRECTOR

    Emma McIntosh ProfessorofHealthEconomics

    PROFESSORS

    Andrew Briggs WilliamR.LindsayChairinHealthEconomics

    NeilHawkins ProfessorofHealthTechnologyAssessment

    READER

    Jim Lewsey

    LECTURERS

    KathleenBoydHannahHesselgreavesClaudiaGeue

    RESEARCHERS

    CamillaBabaWillingsBothaJanetBouttellNickiBoyerManuelaDeiddaEleanorGrieveRobert HeggieNicolaMcMeekinMinnie ParmiterZahidulQuayyumMohsen RezaeihemamiJoseAntonioRoblesZuritaCaoimhe RyanMiranda TrevorYiqiao Xin

    PHD STUDENTS

    YuliaAnopaGiorgio Ciminata Tadesse Gebrye CiaranKohli-LynchPattaraLeelahaverongClaireWilliams

    VISITING RESEARCHERS

    Shawn HsiehBrunoSalgadosRiveros CarlosWong

    Meet the Team

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  • AFFILIATES

    Houra HaghpanahanPeterMcMeekin

    HONORARY STAFF

    HenryGlickKaren RitchieJames Robinson

    ADMINISTRATORS

    MoiraAitkenCarolineCecilJennieClarkAliedaMcKinney

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  • In2016wewelcomedtotheteam...

    ManuelajoinedHEHTAasaResearchAssociate,workingontwoprojects.Thefirstoneisabouttheeconomicevaluationofacomplexinterventiononsedentarybehaviourandphysicalactivityalongsideamultinationalrandomisedcontrolledtrial(RCT).Thesecondoneconcernseconomicevaluationofa means-tested voucher directed towards pregnant womenandmothersofchildrenunderfour.PriortojoiningHEHTAManuelaheldpositionsinacademia(UniversityofCagliariandUniversityofBolzano)andininternationalinstitutions(EuropeanCentralBankandEuropeanCommissionJointResearchCentre).Shehasworkedinarangeofareas,includinghealthtechnologyassessment,publicpolicyevaluation,householdseconomics,andtelemedicineandtelehealthsystems.

    NeilisournewProfessorofHealthTechnologyAssessment(HTA)atHEHTA.HehasextensiveexpertiseinHTA,withparticularfocusonevaluationofearlystagetechnologies,precisionmedicine,evidencesynthesisanddecisionanalyticalmodelling.NeilwillleadanewresearchthemeinHEHTA,EconomicsofPrecisionMedicine,developedtocomplementtheCollegeofMedical,VeterinaryandLifeSciences(MVLS)leadingpositioninprecisionmedicine.PreviouslyhewasaReaderattheLondonSchoolofHygieneandTropicalMedicine,andVicePresidentleadingtheglobalHealthEconomicspracticeatICONplc.HeisaregularadvisortopharmaceuticalandbiotechindustriesaswellastheNationalInstituteofHealthandCareExcellence(NICE)ScientificAdviceProgramme.

    Joseisworkingoneconomicevaluationalongsideclinicaltrialsinvolvingtreatmentsandinterventionsindifferentcardiovasculardiseases,mentalhealthandcancer.HeholdsaMastersdegreeinEconomicsandWelfareEvaluationandPhDinEconomicsfromPablodeOlavideUniversity(Spain).JossPhDthesisfocussedontheapplicationofpsychologytotheanalysisofeconomicdecisionsinthedomainofhealth.AsaPhDstudenthewasalsoavisitingresearcheratYunusCentreforSocialBusinessandHealthatGlasgowCaledonianUniversityandintheDepartmentofEconomicsattheUniversityofAlicante.Josehasworkedinacademiaandinotherpublicorganizations for over eight years combining research andteaching.

    Caoimhe joined HEHTA as a qualitativeResearchAssociate,workingprimarilyonthequalitativepost-trialcomponentoftheCancerandVenousAccess(CAVA)trial.CaoimhecompletedaPhDinSocialPsychologyattheUniversityofStAndrews,whichinvestigatedsocialidentityandrepresentationingrassrootsanti-deportationcampaigns.Priortoherdoctoraltraining,sheworkedontwoconsecutiveChiefScientistOffice(CSO)projectsattheUniversityofStirlingandtheUniversityofStrathclydeinvestigatingpsychologicalfactorsassociatedwithsuicidalbehaviourandrepeatedself-harm.CaoimhealsohasanMScinSocialandCulturalPsychologyfromtheLondonSchoolofEconomics.

    Manuela Deidda

    Jose Antonio Robles-Zurita

    Caoimhe Ryan

    Neil Hawkins

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  • VisitingResearchersandAffiliates

    WewelcomedDrCarlosWong,Research Assistant Professor of theDepartmentofFamilyMedicineand Primary Care at the University ofHongKong.Carlossresearchinterestsarepatient-reportedoutcomemeasurementincludingqualityoflifeandhealthservicesresearch,particularlyretrospectiveadministrative database research and cost-effectiveness analysisofhealthcareinterventions.Carlosspenttwomonthswithus,andworkedontworesearchprojects,oneevaluatingthecost-effectivenessanalysisofrenalreplacementtherapyamongend-stagerenaldiseasepatientsinHongKong,andasecondexploringincrementalcosteffectivenessratio(ICER)thresholdsindecisionstoacceptemerginghealthtechnologyinHongKong.

    HourajoinedHEHTAinMay2016asapart-timeresearcher,toworkasan econometrician on a CSO funded study to investigate the impact of tobaccocontrolMassMediaCampaignsonquittingbehaviour,smokingprevalenceandsmoking-relatedhealthoutcomesapplyingtimeseriesanalysis.Hourareceived a BSc degree and an MSc degree in Economics from Shahid Beheshti University in Iran before completingherPhDinEconomicsattheUniversityofLeicesterinJuly2015.HermainresearchinterestsareinHealthEconomicsandAppliedEconometrics.ShejoinsHEHTAfull-timeinJanuary2017.

    Bruno Riveros is a visiting postgraduate research student from Brazil.HeisworkingonhisPhDwhichfocusesontheefficiencyofdifferentstrategiestotreatobesity/overweight.Todothis,heisadoptingaScottishCardiovascularDiseasesPolicyModeltotheBraziliansetting.Inparallel,heisdevelopingaconceptualmodelforotherHEHTAprojectscurrentlyinprogress.

    PingHsuan(Shawn)Hsiehjoinedus as a visiting researcher for six months.ShawnhasanMScinTransdisciplinaryLongTermCareandaBScinPharmacy.DuringhistimewithHEHTA,heworkedonaresearchprojectonscreeningforhepatitisBandCinfections.HealsoengagedinlearningmethodologicalapproachestoHTA.

    Peter joined HEHTA as a visiting Fellow.Afterstudyingeconomicsasanundergraduate,heobtainedanMScinHealthEconomicsfromYorkUniversity,beforeaPhDinHealthEconomicsfromNewcastleUniversity.Hehasbeenaco-applicantonseverallargeNIHRgrants.Hisresearchinterestsincludeemergencymedicine,transformationandchangeintheNHS,anddecisionmodelling.PeterisaFellowoftheHigherEducationAuthority.

    Carlos Wong

    Bruno Salgados Riveros

    Ping Hsuan (Shawn) Hsieh

    Houra Haghpanahan

    PeterMcMeekin

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  • and we said goodbye to

    Minnie Parmiter was with HEHTA for just over a year and workedwithEleanorGrieveoneconomicevaluationswithintheGlobalHTAtheme.

    MirandaTrevorjoinedHEHTAin2014asatraineeresearcher,andhaslefttocommencehermedicalstudiesattheUniversityofNewcastle.

    ZahidQuayyumwaswithHEHTAfortwoyears,workingonanumberofprojectsincludingCULPRIT-SHOCK.ZahidiscurrentlyattheBlizardInstitute,QueenMary,UniversityofLondon.

    Minnie Parmiter Zahidul Quayyum

    Miranda Trevor

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  • PhD StudentsSubmitted in 2016

    Camilla Baba Valuing the health and wellbeing aspects of community empowerment using economic evaluation techniquesSupervisors: Emma McIntosh, Carol Tannahill (external)

    Willings BothaEconomics of forestry based health interventionsSupervisors: Andrew Briggs, Richard Mitchell (external)

    Current students

    Yulia AnopaEconomics of paediatric caries preventionSupervisors: Emma McIntosh, Lorna Macpherson (external)

    Janet BouttellMethods of early health technology assessment in precision medicineSupervisors: Andrew Briggs, Neil Hawkins

    Nicki BoyerEconomic Evaluation of population health interventionsSupervisors: Emma McIntosh, Kathleen Boyd

    Giorgio CiminataCost-effectiveness of new a