SHEC - Surrey Health Economics Centre

Health economics is provided to the Surrey CTU by the Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC). The Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC) is a centre of excellence for research in the field of Health Economics and related disciplines in the School of Economics.

About SHEC

Members of the Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC) in the School of Economics undertake collaborative interdisciplinary research in health economics and service delivery and  work closely with the Surrey CTU for the provision of economic analysis for clinical trials, including health technology assessments and decision economic modelling.  Much of SHEC’s  research focuses on practical and policy-related topics, using an extensive range of analytically and empirically rigorous methodologies. The Centre is well positioned to capitalise on expertise within the School of Economics in statistics, econometrics and other applied economics disciplines.  The Centre has papers published regularly in core economics journals, and in journals in the health and medicine field, reporting cost-effectiveness analyses of trials and other well designed studies. SHEC runs occasional training courses in economic evaluation alongside clinical trials.

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Professor Heather Gage

Professor of Health Economics

Heather Gage became Director of the Surrey Health Economics Centre in 2012.   Heather’s research interests encompass many aspects of health service delivery, but particularly focus on evaluative studies and outcomes measurement. She is currently involved as economist in a variety of multidisciplinary projects funded by NHS, EU, industry and the voluntary sector. Recent work has been published in a range of health, clinical and medical journals.

Heather is a research adviser, and leads on health economics, for the NHS Research Design Service in Kent Surrey and Sussex. She has held visiting positions at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research of the US Veterans Healthcare Administration.

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Mr Jake Jordan

Research Fellow in Health Economics

Jake joined SHEC as a research fellow in Health Economics in January 2015.  As well as working on a number of research studies, he also provides expert advice on Health Economics for the Research Design Service, South East region.  Jake has experience ranging from within trial analysis of health economics data for randomised control trials, to decision analytic and disease transmission modelling.  Jake provides teaching support for Applied Econometrics modules and Economic Evaluation in Health, MSc modules.  Prior to joining SHEC, Jake worked as a health economist within the HERG team at Brunel University London.  He holds an MSc in Health Economics from City University London and a first class BSc (Hons) in Economics from Surrey University.  As well as a current career in Health economics, Jake has extensive experience in the private sector specialising in Project Management and business analysis at American Express.

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Dr Dan Jackson

Senior Research Fellow In Health Economics

Daniel is a graduate of the MSc Health Economics program at the University of York, with over 10 years of experience in Health Economics and Outcomes Research, both for industry and academia. His PhD on ‘Diagnostic technologies for Stroke related events – an economic evaluation’ was awarded in 2012.

Daniel has worked closely with the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK since its inception, and has also been closely involved with the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), both in demonstrating the cost-effectiveness of an intervention, but also in developing and analysing patient reported outcomes.  He has extensive experience in reviewing and developing economic models in many healthcare settings, and in conducting systematic reviews and meta analyses. He has served as the Health Economics member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) for the UK.  He is an elected fellow of the Royal College of Medicine, the Royal Society of Public Health, and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Daniel is the author of an acclaimed text in health economics, an advisor on health economics for the NIHR Research Design Service – SE, and an honorary Fellow in Health Economics at the University of Warwick.

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Mr Morro Touray

Research Fellow

Morro Touray gained an MSc in Development Management (with distinction) from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1999 and an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Finance specialising in Health Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005. With over two decades of professional and academic experiences, Morro has worked in several countries.

In the area of development, Morro worked for Action Aid in various capacities and at grass root levels interacting directly with local communities and the rural poor. Within the United Nations Development Programme, Morro served as National Expert/Project Coordinator to set-up the National Planning Commission for the government of The Gambia. During this period he designed and coordinated a number of research activities including the Poverty and Social Impact Analysis study, the objective of which was to evaluate access to healthcare and basic education and its impact on household income poverty in The Gambia. Morro was a member of the randomised double blind placebo-controlled Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine Trial team with the Medical Research Council (UK) Laboratories. In addition to his clinical trial coordination role he designed and implemented the economic evaluation component of the study.

Prior to joining the University of Surrey, Morro worked as a Research Fellow for the University of South Wales in the Health Economics and Policy Research Unit.  He also held a post at Swansea University in the Swansea Centre for Health Economics as Research Fellow. In both institutions he worked on various clinical trials and public health research projects.

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