Career History

Professional Qualifications and professional memberships

  • MSc Health Economics (York, 2001)
  • BSc Economics & Finance (York, 1999) 
  • Member, International Health Economics Association
  • Member, Health Economists’ Study Group

Research interests

  • Value of information analysis
  • Decision analytic modelling
  • Economic evaluation alongside clinical trials
  • Local level priority setting

Career summary

After training in economics and then health economics at the University of York, I worked for the York Health Economics Consortium, providing advice and health economic analyses to the NHS and pharmaceutical companies. In 2003, after a period working for the pharmaceutical industry, I joined UEA as a research associate on the Health Economics Support Programme (HESP), providing expertise in health economics and decision analysis to the NHS in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. Between 2006 and 2009 I was the Health Foundation research training fellow in Health Economics, responsible for the design, conduct and analysis of economic evaluations alongside clinical trials, and in 2009 I was appointed lecturer in Health Economics.  I am undertaking a PhD on a part-time basis investigating the use of value of information analysis to inform the design of future clinical trials. 

Selected publications


Wilson E, Gurusamy, K, Gluud, C and Davidson, B (2010) A cost-utility and value of information analysis of early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. British Journal of Surgery 2010;97 (2). pp. 210-219.

Gurusamy, K, Samraj, K, Wilson, E and Davidson, B (2010) Early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis - a meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials. British Journal of Surgery, 2010;97. pp. 141-150.

Potter J, Mistri A, Brodie F, Chernova J, Wilson E, Jagger C, James M, Ford G, Robinson T.  Controlling Hypertension and Hypotension Immediately Post Stroke (CHHIPS) – a randomised controlled trial.  Health Technology Assessment 2009; 13(9). 

Wilson E, Thalanany M, Shepstone L, Charlesworth G, Poland F, Harvey I, Price D, Reynolds S, Mugford M.  Befriending carers of people with dementia: a cost utility analysis.  International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2009;24:610-23.

Wilson E, Peacock S, Ruta D.  Priority Setting in Practice: What is the best way to combine costs and benefits?  Health Economics 2009; 18(4):467-78.

Wilson E, Wilson J.  Short courses of antibiotics – time to review?  An analysis of antibiotic prescribing in general practice in a strategic health authority.  The Pharmaceutical Journal 2009;282:590-4.

Charlesworth G, Shepstone L, Wilson E, Reynolds S, Mugford M, Price D, Harvey I, Poland F.  Befriending carers of people with dementia: a randomised controlled trial.  British Medical Journal 2008;386:1284-7.  doi:10.1136/bmj.39549.548831.AE

Charlesworth G, Mugford M, Shepstone L, Wilson E, Thalanany M, Poland F.  Does befriending by trained lay workers improve psychological well-being and quality of life for carers of people with dementia (PwD), and at what cost?: a randomised controlled trial.  Health Technology Assessment 2008; 12(4).

Wilson E, Jayne D, Dellow E, Fordham R. The Cost-Effectiveness of Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) as First Line Therapy in Active Lupus Nephritis. Rheumatology 2007; 46:1096-1101.  Doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kem054

Wilson E, Sussex J, Macleod C, Fordham R.  Prioritizing Health Technologies in a Primary Care Trust.  Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 2007; 12(2):80-85

Pacini M, Smith R, Wilson E, Holland R.  Home-based medication review in older people: is it cost-effective?  Pharmacoeconomics 2007;25(2):171-80

Heller R, Gemmell I, Wilson E, Fordham R, Smith R.  Using economic analyses for local priority setting: the population cost-impact approach.  Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 2006; 5(1):45-54

 

All Publications

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Gc, V. S., Suhrcke, M., Hardeman, W., Sutton, S., Wilson, E. C.

(2018)

Cost-Effectiveness and Value of Information Analysis of Brief Interventions to Promote Physical Activity in Primary Care,

in Value in Health

21

(1)

pp. 18-26

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Wilson, E., Mugford, M., Barton, G., Shepstone, L.

(2016)

Efficient research design: using value-of-information analysis to estimate the optimal mix of top-down and bottom-up costing approaches in an economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial,

in Medical Decision Making

36

(3)

pp. 335-348

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GC, V., Wilson, E., Suhrcke, M., Hardeman, W., Sutton, S.

(2016)

Are brief interventions to increase physical activity cost-effective? A systematic review,

in British Journal of Sports Medicine

50

(7)

pp. 408-417

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(Article)

(Published)


Burns, D., Wilson, E., Browne, P., Olive, S., Clark, A., Galey, P., Dix, E., Woodhouse, H., Robinson, S., Wilson, A.

(2016)

The cost effectiveness of maintenance schedules following pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial,

in Applied Health Economics and Health Policy

14

(1)

pp. 105-115

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(Article)

(Published)


Gc, V., Suhrcke, M., Mitchell, J., Hardeman, W., Sutton, S., Wilson, E.

(2016)

Cost-effectiveness of a very brief pedometer-based intervention delivered in the NHS health checks: economic analysis alongside a randomised controlled trial,

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Wilson, E., Shulgina, L., Cahn, A., Chilvers, E., Parfrey, H., Clark, A., Twentyman, O., Wilson, A.

(2014)

Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis with the addition of co-trimoxazole: an economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial,

in Pharmacoeconomics

32

(1)

pp. 87-99

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


GC, V., Wilson, E., Suhrcke, M.

(2014)

Development and validation of a decision model for very brief interventions promoting physical activity,

(Abstract)

(Published)


GC, V., Wilson, E., Suhrcke, M.

(2014)

Are very brief interventions promoting physical activity in primary care cost-effective?,

(Poster)

(Published)


Shulgina, L., Cahn, A. P., Chilvers, E. R., Parfrey, H., Clark, A. B., Wilson, E. C. F., Twentyman, O. P., Davison, A. G., Curtin, J. J., Crawford, M. B., Wilson, A. M.

(2013)

Author's response: co-trimoxazole treatment in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,

in Thorax

68

(9)

pp. 884-5

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Langdon, P. E., Murphy, G. H., Wilson, E., Shepstone, L., Fowler, D., Heavens, D., Malovic, A., Russell, A.

(2013)

Asperger syndrome and anxiety disorders (PAsSA) treatment trial: a study protocol of a pilot, multicentre, single-blind, randomised crossover trial of group cognitive behavioural therapy,

in BMJ Open

3

(7)

article no. e003449

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Rutter, C., Jones, C., Dhatariya, K., James, J., Irvine, L., Wilson, E., Singh, H., Walden, E., Holland, R., Harvey, I., Bradley, C., Sampson, M.

(2013)

Determining in-patient diabetes treatment satisfaction in the UK - the DIPSat study,

in Diabetic Medicine

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(6)

pp. 731-738

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Shulgina, L., Cahn, A., Chilvers, E. R., Parfrey, H., Clark, A., Wilson, E., Twentyman, O. P., Davison, A., Curtin, J., Crawford, M. B., Wilson, A.

(2013)

Treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with the addition of co-trimoxazole: a randomised controlled trial,

in Thorax

68

(2)

pp. 155-162

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Wilson, E., Emery, J., Louise Kinmonth, A., Toby Prevost, A., Morris, H., Humphrys, E., Hall, P., Burrows, N., Bradshaw, L., Walls, J., Norris, P., Johnson, M., Walter, F.

(2013)

The Cost-Effectiveness of a Novel SIAscopic Diagnostic Aid for the Management of Pigmented Skin Lesions in Primary Care: A Decision-Analytic Model,

in Value in Health

16

(2)

pp. 356-366

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Tao, L., Wilson, E., Griffin, S., Simmons, R.

(2013)

Performance of the UKPDS Outcomes Model for Prediction of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke in the ADDITION-Europe Trial Cohort,

in Value in Health

16

(6)

pp. 1074-1080

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(Published)


Gurusamy, K., Wilson, E., Burroughs, A., Davidson, B.

(2012)

Intra-operative vs pre-operative endoscopic sphincterotomy in patients with gallbladder and common bile duct stones: cost-utility and value-of-information analysis,

in Applied Health Economics and Health Policy

10

(1)

pp. 15-29

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(Article)

(Published)


Wilson, E.

(2011)

Economic evaluations based on decision models: a response to Muston et al.,

in Journal of Dermatological Treatment

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(5)

pp. 298-301

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Price, D., Musgrave, S., Shepstone, L., Hillier, E., Sims, E., Gilbert, R., Juniper, E., Ayres, J., Kemp, L., Blyth, A., Wilson, E., Wolfe, S., Freeman, D., Mugford, M., Murdoch, J., Harvey, I.

(2011)

Leukotriene antagonists as first-line or add-on asthma controller therapy,

in New England Journal of Medicine

364

(18)

pp. 1695-1707

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Price, D., Musgrave, S., Wilson, E., Sims, E., Shepstone, L., Blyth, A., Murdoch, J., Mugford, M., Juniper, E., Ayres, J., Wolfe, S., Freeman, D., Lipp, A., Gilbert, R., Harvey, I.

(2011)

A pragmatic single-blind randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of the use of leukotriene receptor antagonists in primary care at steps 2 and 3 of the national asthma guidelines (ELEVATE study),

in Health Technology Assessment

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(21)

pp. 1-132

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(Article)

(Published)


Wilson, E.

(2010)

Cost effectiveness of Imiquimod 5% cream compared with methyl aminolevulinate-based photodynamic therapy in the treatment of non-hyperkeratotic, non-hypertrophic actinic (solar) keratoses,

in Pharmacoeconomics

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(11)

pp. 1055-1064

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(Article)

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Walter, F., Morris, H., Humphrys, E., Hall, P., Kinmonth, A., Prevost, T., Wilson, E., Burrows, N., Norris, P., Johnson, M., Emery, J.

(2010)

Protocol for the Molemate UK trial: a randomised controlled trial of the MoleMate system in the management of pigmented skin lesions in primary care,

in BMC Family Practice

11

article no. 36

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Key Research Interests

My major interest is in the field of decision-analytic modelling, and in particular the link between such methods and clinical trials (through value of information analysis).  

Teaching Interests

I lecture on the Economic Evaluation module of the MSc in Health Economics as well as giving occasional lectures and seminars on both the undergraduate Medical Degree at UEA and the MPhil in Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge.

Topics include:

  • the structure of the NHS
  • quality of life measurement
  • the economics of tobacco control
  • economic evaluation alongside clinical trials