Career History

Professional Qualifications and professional memberships

  • BA (Hons) Economics  (first class), University of Northumbria, 1991
  • MSc. Health Economics (merit pass), University of York, 1992.

Research interests

  • Benefit valuation for health and safety, preference elicitation and utility assessment.
  • Willingness to pay and relative valuation techniques to aid priority setting.
  • Methodological issues surrounding QALYs- including whether QALYs should be weighted according to who gets them. 

Career summary

  • Senior Lecturer Health Economics, Norwich Medical School  (to present date)
  • MRC Training Fellow in Health Services Research and Health of the Public, and  Senior Research Associate (health economics), University of  East Anglia,  2001-2004
  • MRC Training Fellow in Health Services Research and Health of the Public, and  Senior Research Associate (health economics), Dept of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 2000-2001.
  • Research Associate, Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1996- 2000.
  • Research Associate, Dept of Economics, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1993- 1996

Prior to undertaking my first degree, I worked as a physiological measurement technician in the NHS for a number of years.

All Publications

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Robinson, A., Spencer, A. E., Pinto-Prades, J. L., Covey, J. A.

(2017)

Exploring differences between TTO and DCE in the valuation of health states,

in Medical Decision Making

37

(3)

pp. 273-284

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kinghorn, P., Robinson, A., Smith, R.

(2015)

Developing a Capability-Based Questionnaire for Assessing Well-Being in Patients with Chronic Pain,

in Social Indicators Research

120

(3)

pp. 897-916

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Robinson, A., Spencer, A., Moffatt, P.

(2015)

A framework for estimating health state utility values within a discrete choice experiment: Modelling risky choices,

in Medical Decision Making

35

(3)

pp. 341-350

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Pennington, M., Baker, R., Brouwer, W., Mason, H., Hansen, D. G., Robinson, A., Donaldson, C.

(2015)

Comparing WTP values of different types of QALY gain elicited from the general public,

in Health Economics

24

(3)

pp. 280–293

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bulman, E., Covey, J., Loomes, G., Robinson, A., Spackman, M.

(2015)

The Crime Cost of a QALY: Final report to the Home Office,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Holland, R., Maskrey, V., Swift, L., Notley, C., Robinson, A., Nagar, J., Gale, T., Kouimtsidis, C.

(2014)

Treatment retention, drug use and social functioning outcomes in those receiving 3 months versus 1 month of supervised opioid maintenance treatment. Results from the Super C randomized controlled trial: Supervised consumption of OMT, an RCT,

in Addiction

109

(4)

pp. 596-607

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Holland, P. R., Maskrey, M. V., Swift, D. L., Notley, D. C., Robinson, A., Nagar, J., Gale, P. T., Kouimtsidis, D. C.

(2014)

Treatment retention, drug use and social functioning outcomes in those receiving three months versus one month of supervised opioid maintenance treatment. Results from the Super C randomised controlled trial,

in Addiction

109

(4)

pp. 596-607

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(Article)

(Published)


Petrou, S., Kandala, N., Robinson, A., Baker, R.

(2013)

A Person Trade-Off Study to Estimate Age-Related Weights for Health Gains in Economic Evaluation,

in Pharmacoeconomics

31

(10)

pp. 893-907

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(Article)

(Published)


Robinson, A., Gyrd-hansen, D., Bacon, P., Baker, R., Pennington, M., Donaldson, C.

(2013)

Estimating a WTP-based value of a QALY: The ‘chained’ approach,

in Social Science and Medicine

92

pp. 92-104

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(Article)

(Published)


Donaldson, C., Baker, R., Mason, H., Jones-Lee, M., Lancsar, E., Wildman, J., Bateman, I., Loomes, G., Robinson, A., Sugden, R., Pinto Prades, J., Ryan, M., Shackley, P., Smith, R.

(2011)

The social value of a QALY: Raising the bar or barring the raise?,

in BMC Health Services Research

11

article no. 8

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(Article)

(Published)


Baker, R., Bateman, I., Donaldson, C., Jones-Lee, M., Lancsar, E., Loomes, G., Mason, H., Odejar, M., Pinto Prades, J., Robinson, A., Ryan, M., Shackley, P., Smith, R., Sugden, R., Wildman, J.

(2010)

Weighting and valuing quality-adjusted life-years using stated preference methods: Preliminary results from the social value of a QALY project,

in Health Technology Assessment

14

(27)

pp. i-161

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(Article)

(Published)


Robinson, A., Covey, J., Spencer, A., Loomes, G.

(2010)

Are some deaths worse than others? The effect of 'labelling' on people's perceptions,

in Journal of Economic Psychology

31

pp. 444-455

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(Article)

(Published)


Covey, J., Robinson, A., Jones-Lee, M., Loomes, G., Thomson, T.

(2010)

Assessment of the Value for Preventing a Fatality (VPF) (T616 Report),

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Donaldson, C., Mason, H., Jones-Lee, M., Robinson, A.

(2010)

Weighting and valuing quality adjested life years: preliminary results from the social value of a QALY project. Report for the Methodology Programme.,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Bulman, E., Covey, J., Loomes, G., Robinson, A., Spackman, M.

(2009)

The Crime Cost of a QALY,

(Other)

(Published)


Covey, J., Robinson, A., Jones-Lee, M., Loomes, G.

(2009)

Responsibility, scale and the valuation of rail safety,

in Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

40

(1)

pp. 85-108

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kinghorn, P., Robinson, A., Smith, R.

(2009)

Deriving weights for capabilities: the multi-attribute approach,

(Other)

(Published)


Baker, R., Robinson, A., Smith, R.

(2008)

How do respondents explain anomalous WTP responses? a review of the qualitative evidence,

in Journal of Socio-Economics

37

pp. 1427-1442

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(Article)

(Published)


Robinson, A., Covey, J., Spencer, A., Loomes, G.

(2007)

Are Some Deaths Worse Than Others? Results from a discrete choice experiment,

in Working Papers

597

pp. 1-29

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Spencer, A., Robinson, A.

(2007)

Tests of utility independence when health varies over time,

in Journal of Health Economics

26

(5)

pp. 1003-13

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(Article)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

  • Angela was one of the partners  in EurovaQ. EuroVaQ was funded by the European Commission and is a collaboration of researchers from 10 European countries, the main aims being to develop more robust methods to determine the monetary value of a QALY based on surveys of the general public.  Almost 40,000 completed interviews were achieved and work on the data set continues.  Details of the questionnaires developed and the full report is available on the EurovaQ web-site:  http://research.ncl.ac.uk/eurovaq/
  •  
  • A collaborative bid has gone into the MRC methodology programme involving a methodological study of the use of discrete choice experiments  in measuring public preferences over the funding of orphan drugs.  
  • Research into the use of capability measures – and the estimation of patient costs- in addiction and supervised consumption- is ongoing in collaboration with colleagues at UEA and elsewhere in the UK.

Selected publications

  • Donaldson C,  Baker, R, Mason H, Jones-Lee M, Lancsar E, Wildman J, Ian Bateman I, Loomes G, Robinson A, Sugden R, Pinto Prades JL, Ryan M, Shackley P, Smith R The social value of a QALY: raising the bar or barring the raise?  BMC Health Services Research , (forthcoming)
  • Robinson A, Covey J, Spencer A, Loomes G,  Are some deaths worse than others?  The effect of labeling on people’s risk perceptions, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2010, 31, 444-455
  • Covey J, Robinson A, Jones-Lee M, Loomes G,  Responsibility, scale and valuation of rail safety, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2010, 40, 85-108
  • Donaldson, C., Baker, R., Bateman, I., Jones-Lee, M., Lancsar, E., Loomes, G., Mason, H., Odejar, M., Pinto Prades, JL., Robinson, A., Ryan, M., Shackley, P., Smith, R., Sugden, R., Wildman, J., 'Weighting and valuing quality adjusted life years: preliminary results from the social value of a QALY project'. HTA Report, 2010 http://www.pcpoh.bham.ac.uk/publichealth/methodology/projects/RM03_JH12_CD.shtml
  • Baker, R, Robinson A and Smith R, How do respondents answer WTP studies: A review of the qualitative evidence, Journal of Socio Economics, published online 17th May (2007).
  • Spencer A and Robinson A, Utility independence when health varies over time, Journal of Health Economics, 26, 1103-1013, (2007).
  • Robinson A and Spencer A, Exploring challenges to TTO utilities: Valuing States worse than dead, Health Economics, 15 393-402 ( 2006).
  • Baker R. and Robinson A, responses to Standard gambles: Are preferences ‘well
  • Health Economics, 13 37-48 (2004).
  • Robinson A. and  Parkin, D., Recognising diversity in public preferences: The use of
  • Preference sub-groups in cost-effectiveness analysis.  A response to Sculpher and Gafni. Health Economics, 2002, 11: 649-651.
  • Dolan P. and Robinson A., The Measurement of Preferences over the Distribution of Benefits: The importance of the reference point. European Economic Review, 45, 1697-1709, 2001.
  • Robinson A., Loomes G., Jones-Lee M., Visual analogue scales, standard gambles and relative risk aversion.  Medical Decision Making, 2001, 21: 17-27
  • Thomson R, Robinson A, Greenaway G, Lowe P, Development and description of a decision analysis based decision support tool for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, Quality and Safety in Health Care, 2002, 11: 25-31.
  • Robinson, A., Thomson R., Parkin D., Eccles M., Sudlow M.,  How patients with atrial fibrillation value different health outcomes: a standard gamble study.  Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 2001, 6 (2) 92-98                                         
  • Robinson A., Thomson R,  Variability in patient preferences for participating in medical decision making: the implication for the use of decision support tools,  Quality in Health Care, 2001, 10.

Research Group Membership

Health Economics (HEG)

Risk & Decision Making (IoH)

Teaching Interests

  • Health Economics theme lead on MBBS.
  • PBL Tutor for MBBS medical degree.
  • Guest lecturer on MSc Health Economics.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Angela is a member of the Preference Elicitation Group (PEG) collaborative group.
  • Is a member of the Health Economics Teaching Network.
  • Acts as a reviewer for funding bids and projects.
  • Acts as referee for a range of journals.
  • Is currently acting as an external consultant on a DH funded project

Professional Activities

  • Angela has worked on a number of projects that set out to elicit public preferences for health and safety using economic survey - or contingent valuation-methods as well as utility assessment techniques.
  • Projects include those funded by the Department of Health (DoH ), the National Institute of Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
  • Angela has published in a variety of journals, including the European Economic Review, the Lancet, Health Economics and regularly acts as a referee for those journals.

Administrative Posts

  • Coordination of Health Economics component into MBBS
  • Organisation of SSS Health Economics within SSS
  • Health Economics representative on social science group on MBBS
  • Project supervisor , MBBS
  • Personal advisor, MBBS