Research Assistant
Swansea Centre for Health Economics
Telephone: (01792) 606506

Sara is an Economics with Management Science (OR) graduate, with a background in acute adult nursing. Her research experience started in 2010 when she joined the Health Economics and Research Policy Unit at the University of South Wales on an MPhil/PhD studentship. Her thesis is focused on the challenges of economic evaluation of Critical Care Outreach Services, which are complex services delivered in the UK and further afield.

Sara recently moved to the Swansea Centre for Health Economics (SCHE). She is the Lead Health Economist on a number of research projects, including EAGLE, which focuses on the gastrointestinal late effects of radiotherapy following treatment for prostate cancer. Sara also acts as the Lead In-house Health Economist for the All Wales Therapeutics & Toxicity Centre.

Teaching

  • SHQM33 Economic Evaluation in Health Care

    This module will provide a comprehensive introduction to the key principles of health economics and application to health care decision making. Students will 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. The module is relevant for anyone working within the field of healthcare (e.g. managers, practitioners, policy makers) who needs to understand, use, review or commission economic evaluations.