Health Economics

We undertake applied economic evaluations of health interventions and population health policies in collaboration with research groups locally, nationally and internationally.  Within GCU, we work closely with the Safeguarding Health through Infection Protection Programme and the NMAHP Research Unit. We also work closely with Health and Social Care Partnerships in Scotland on developing frameworks for managing scarcity. This work links closely with that of the Centre on microcredit and social business as the Third Sector’s potential role in providing services and public health intervention is increasingly recognised.

The group has a track record of methodological research investigating and developing techniques for the elicitation of preferences and social values. Recently this work has focussed specifically on understanding the value attached to health gains at the End of Life.

Funding for our work has come from MRCCSONIHR, the European Commission and Scottish Government. 



Health Economics: building new knowledge for societal wellbeing and distributional justice.



Our mission is to conduct world-leading research on:
• economic evaluation of initiatives and interventions in the areas of care and prevention;
• elicitation of societal values with respect to health, wellbeing and resource allocation in health and social care;
• advancing health economics by challenging methodological and disciplinary boundaries.