Miss Eleonora Fichera B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D

Honorary Senior Lecturer (Tchng & Rsrch)

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Eleonora is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester having previously held an MRC Early Career Felloship in Economics of Health (2013-2016). She is currently Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Bath where she works in the Labour, Education and Health Economics Research Group.




Eleonora obtained her PhD in Economics with a focus on Development Economics at the University of Nottingham. During her PhD, she gained teaching experience in Introduction to Macroeconomics (year I, undergraduate level). She also worked as consultant for Oxford Policy Management analysing the Tanzanian Household Budget Survey (2007) in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania).

Between 2009 and 2013 she worked on providers financial incentives for quality improvement in the English NHS. Between 2013-2016 she was awarded an MRC Early Career Fellowship in Economics of Health. Her project was entitled "The effect of intervention on individual health: application of methods to analyse heterogeneity of treatment and heterogeneity of treated".

Her broad research interests are in the socioeconomic determinants of health in developed and developing countries. Her recent work include the effect of information on food expenditure, health and housing, the relationship between health treatment and behaviours, the effect of early life interventions on later life health and the relation between physical and mental health. 


  • Ph.D. Economics (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • M.Sc. Economics (University College London, UK)
  • B.A. Economics of International Institutions (Universita' L. Bocconi, Italy)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Royal Economic Society (RES)

UK Health Economists' Study Group (HESG);

American Society of Health Economicsts (ASHEcon);

Associated Researcher - Econometrics and Applied Economics research group, University of Manchester (E&AE);

External Affiliate - Health, Econometrics and data Group, University of York (HEDG);

Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS);

Visiting Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (CDHA);

Advisory Group for Health Economics Education (HEe)

External positions

Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Bath

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