Dr Berni Sewell

Dr Berni Sewell

Senior Lecturer, Public Health

Email address

Office - 217
Second Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I work as a Senior Lecturer for Health Economics at the Swansea Centre for Health Economics (SCHE), a thriving research centre based within the School of Health and Social Care, Swansea University. I am also a Co-Applicant and Management Team member of Health and Care Economics Cymru, which was re-commissioned by Welsh Government as one of the Health and Care Research Wales infrastructure groups to provide health economic support to the development of world-class research for Wales.

I started my career in research with an MSc in Botany at the University of Vienna and trained as a microscopy and electron microscopy technician. Following a PhD in allergy research at Worcester University, I started employment at Swansea University as a health economist in 2009. Since then, I have been involved in over 30 randomised controlled trials, real-world evaluations and decision-analytic modelling studies as Principal Investigator or lead health economist and contributed to two National clinical guidelines.

I am the SCHE team leader for the health economic assessment of new medicines submitted to the All Wales Therapeutic and Toxicology Centre (AWTTC) as part of the review undertaken by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) with over 30 appraisals undertaken to date. I am also a voting member of the Interim Pathways Commissioning Group and the Health Technology Wales Assessment Group.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Health economics
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Health economic evaluation

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I have been involved in UG and PGT teaching and research supervision for many years; supervising PhD and and MSc to completion.

I am the module lead of the health economic evaluation module as part of the Healthcare Management programme and teach on a range of UG and PGT programmes within the College on health economics. 

I also supported Cardiff University in delivering their MPH programme (2015-19) and teach on the health economics module in the Population Health Intercalated Degree for Medical Students.

Research Collaborations