Ms Angela Farr
Research Assistant
Swansea Centre for Health Economics
Telephone: (01792) 602135
Room: SCHE - 218
Second Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Angela is an experienced analyst of health services and outcomes research having completed several National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded trials. Key areas of work include analysis of national routine ‘real world’ datasets such as NHS primary and secondary healthcare data and health economic evaluation of health technology assessments, clinical trials and broader healthcare evaluations. Evaluation techniques include cost-effectiveness analysis; QALY based cost-utility, cost-consequence, within trial budget impact analysis alongside modelling of health outcomes such as bootstrapping, cost calculator models for budget impact analysis of new treatments at UK national level and decision modelling.

Recent projects have included the following;

A randomised controlled trial with the Foot Ulcer Trails Unit, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust- The evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of lightweight fibreglass heel casts in the management of ulcers of the heel in diabetes using data collected directly from the patient cohort.

Asthma UK Priority Needs Grant Project - Estimating the incidence, prevalence, healthcare utilisation, wider societal impact and true cost of asthma in the UK using ‘real world’ NHS routine data from the SAIL databank. A multi-centre evaluation working in partnership with researchers based in Edinburgh University and St George’s, University of London. 

Publications

  1. & Facet-joint injections for non-specific low back pain: a feasibility RCT. Health Technology Assessment 21(74), 1-130.
  2. & Evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of lightweight fibreglass heel casts in the management of ulcers of the heel in diabetes: a randomised controlled trial. Health Technology Assessment 21(34), 1-92.
  3. (2017). Farr, A. and Phillips, C.J. (2017) "Preliminary validation of CAREMORE", working paper, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea. 1 Feb..
  4. & The epidemiology, healthcare and societal burden and costs of asthma in the UK and its member nations: analyses of standalone and linked national databases. BMC Medicine 14(1)
  5. P218 The epidemiological, healthcare and societal burden and costs of asthma in the UK and member nations: analyses of national databases. Thorax 70(Suppl 3), A186.2-A187.

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