Miss Eleonora FicheraB.A., M.Sc., Ph.D

Honorary Senior Lecturer (Tchng & Rsrch)

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Eleonora is Research Fellow in Health Economics and co-director of the M.Sc. Economics of Health at the University of Manchester.




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).

Since October 2009 Eleonora has worked as Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. Her research is focused on applied microeconometrics with a focus on health and development economics. Initially, she worked within the CLAHRC project and then her research was funded through grants from the Department of Health Policy Research Programme and the NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Programme. Between 2010 and 2013 she worked on providers financial incentives for quality improvement in the English NHS.  

Since 2012 she investigates the determinants of health and health behaviours. Between 2010-2013 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 recent work include the relation between health treatment and behaviours, socioeconomic determinants of health in developed and developing countries, 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)

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