Health Economics Group

Decision analysis in healthcare

Health economics is about how to allocate finite (“scarce”) resources amongst alternative uses to promote health.  Our aims as a group are to inform decisions about the use of health care resources at local, national and international level and to build capacity and promote the uptake of health economics in healthcare decision making. 

We develop and apply high quality methods in our research as well as training the next generation of health economists through our successful Master of Science and PhD programmes in Health Economics.  Our activities help ensure our health services are sustainable and contribute to improving the health and well-being of patients and the general public.

Our Research

Our research revolves around a central theme of decision-making in health care and key areas include:

•    Health economic evaluation
•    Patient preferences and outcome valuation
•    Social care policy
•    Applied econometrics in health and healthcare research 

Click the research tab above for more details about our work to advance methods and inform policy, or email Lisa Rowe for more information.

Health Economics Working Papers

Research With Us

We regularly advertise PhD opportunities for those interested in pursuing research in health economics to a greater depth.  Alternatively, if you have an idea you wish to develop, speak to one of our staff whose research interests overlap with your topic.

For those with a strong economics background, we are very pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to apply for funding through the South East Network for the Social Sciences, covering fees and living expenses for either a three year PhD, or a ‘1+3’ covering our MSc and the PhD.

Our Team

Garry Barton – Professor of Health Economics

Rory Cameron – Lecturer in Health Economics

Sarah Pyne – Senior Research Associate

Helen Risebro - Senior Research Associate

David Turner – Associate Professor

Adam Wagner – Associate Professor

Lisa Miners - Senior Research Associate

Krishnan Puri Sudhir - Senior Research Associate


PhD Student

Rana Altabee

Godsfavour Ilori

Emma McManus

Alice Wreford

We are physically based within the Norwich Medical School on the UEA Campus a couple of miles to the West of Norwich City Centre.

For more information about our research and general enquiries, please email Lisa Rowe.

Health Economics Group
Norwich Medical School
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ