Mr Ioan Humphreys
Research Assistant
Human and Health Sciences Central
Telephone: (01792) 602049

Ioan has an MSc in Social Research Methods. He has worked in the field of Health Economics and health services research for the last eight years and has extensive data analysis experience.

For the last eight years he has worked on several large scale studies and trials contributing to the health economic aspects alongside Ceri Phillips, Deb Fitzsimmons and Pippa Anderson. He has numerous publications and several poster abstracts accepted for high profile conferences in Dublin, Bilbao and Philadelphia, US. He has also delivered presentations at conferences in Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff and Swansea  

Ioan teaches aspects of Health Economics to undergraduate and post graduate students and contributes to a module on Health Economics with Deb Fitzsimmons for the BSc in Health and Social Care course.

Ioan has co-led a number of studies based in Swansea and elsewhere; recent completed work includes the health economic analysis for the Seal Or Varnish study – A randomised trial to determine the relative cost and effectiveness of pit and fissure sealants and fluoride varnish in preventing dental decay; Lymphoedema Service Evaluation  -  an evaluation of the economic impact of the All –Wales Lymphoedema Service; and the Help Point+ evaluation – an economic evaluation of the Swansea City Centre Help Point+ Scheme which aimed to reduce ED attendances for intoxicated people in the Swansea night time economy.

Publications

  1. & Pilot evaluation of the management of chronic oedema in community settings project. British Journal of Community Nursing 22(12), 578-585.
  2. & Seal or Varnish? Cost-Effectiveness of Fissure Sealants Versus Fluoride Varnish in Preventing Dental Decay in Children. Value in Health 20(9), A867
  3. & Managing chronic oedema and wet legs in the community: a service evaluation. Nursing Standard 32(11), 39-50.
  4. & Evaluation of the economic impact of a national lymphoedema service in Wales. British Journal of Nursing 26(20), 1093-1100.
  5. & Managing chronic oedema in community settings. Wounds UK

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Teaching

  • ASP314 Health Policy

    This module introduces students to developments in the organisation of the health services across the UK, setting it within the historical, political and social contexts of society. It examines the concepts of `health┬┐ and `illness┬┐, the formulation and evaluation of health care policy and its economic dimensions, as well as analysis of inequalities in health, comparative health systems, professionalisation and accountability.