Ms Pippa Anderson
Head of Swansea Centre for Health Economics
Swansea Centre for Health Economics
Telephone: (01792) 518577
Room: Office - 313
Third Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Pippa’s research experience started in pharmaceutical industry in clinical research and having gained her Masters in Health Economics in the early 1990’s moved into the field of health economics and outcomes research. Her current research expertise covers economic analysis, priority setting, health care policy and in undertaking research and economic evaluation using observational data. A founding director, Pippa established Fourth Hurdle Consulting Ltd. – a health economics consultancy - in 1999 together with David Grant and Adam Lloyd. Having ensured the successful integration of Fourth Hurdle into IMS Health when purchased in 2008, Pippa followed a long held ambition to complete a PhD in Health Economics (soon to be handed in) and joined Swansea University. Here she is Acting Head and a Director of the Swansea Centre for Health Economics – a health economics and outcomes research center with a particular expertise in health policy and ‘real world’ routine data analysis. Pippa also acts as a deputy Health Economist for the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group and is the health economist for the associated New Medicines Group.

Areas of Expertise

  • Heath Economics


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  2. OP97 Program Budgeting Marginal Analysis For The Real World. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 33(S1), 44-45.
  3. et. al. Debt Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: an adaptive randomised controlled pilot trial (DeCoDer study). Health Technology Assessment 21(35), 1-164.
  4. & Prioritisation of specialist health care services; not NICE, not easy but it can be done. Health Policy 121(9), 978-985.
  5. & Costs and outcomes associated with IVF using recombinant FSH. Reproductive BioMedicine Online 19(3), 337-342.

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  • SHBM00 Social, Cultural and Economic Context of Health

    In this module students will develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the wider context of health care management. The social, cultural and economic context within which health and illness are defined and experienced and how these impact and influence the organisation and financing of health care and health systems will be critically explored.

  • SHBM02 Economic Evaluation in Health Care

    The module will provide a comprehensive introduction to the key principles of heath economics, health care financing, health technology assessment, burden of disease, the principles, methods and application of outcomes research and economic evaluation to health care decision making. Students should develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the methods of economic evaluation and how health economics can be used to support prioritisation within the wider context of competing demands for health care treatments or services.


  • Time Driven Activity Based Costing: testing and developing a financial approach for practical application in NHS (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
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    Other supervisor: Prof Tom Potokar