Miss Anna Wilding

Research Fellow

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Anna is currently working as a Research Fellow in Health Economics at Health Organisation, Policy & Economics (HOPE) within the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research. She is evaluating the national roll out of social prescribing within the UK. This is working with Paul Wilson and Dr Luke Munford as part of the NIHR Applied Research Colloboration in Greater Manchester.

Anna has completed a PhD in Health Economics in 3 years which started on October 2019 and was awarded the President's Doctoral Scholar Award. Her thesis title is "Econometric Analysis of Health and Well-being Returns to Social Participation". This assessed the predictors of social participation and the hetergenous health and well-being returns. This was supervised by Prof Matt Sutton, Prof Pete Bower and Dr Luke Munford, and funded by Wellcome. 

Previously she graduated from the University of Manchester with first class honours in BEconSc Economics in 2016 and with a distinction in MSc Economics (Economics of Health) in 2017.

After her masters, she started work as a Research Associate at the Centre for Primary Care in the Health Organisation, Policy & Economics (HOPE) centre in October 2017. Her past research has focused on the application of econometrics and economics in health and healthcare setting.

Over the two years as a research associate, she worked on the following projects:

Academic Achievements:

  • Jon Stewart Prize for Econometrics: for attaining the highest econometrics average in the graduating MSc Economics cohort
  • President's Doctoral Scholar Award: awarded to 3% of research students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential
  • Deans Award: for graduating with a final grade over 75% in undergraduate degree
  • Manchester School Award: for final year grades in Economics undergraduate cohort and contribution to the course in non-curriculum activities

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2017 - Master of Science, MSc Economics (Economics of Health) (2016 - 2017)
  • 2016 - Bachelor of Science in Economics, BEconSc (Hons) Economics , The University of Manchester (2013 - 2016)

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