Prof Linda Davies

Professor of Health Economics

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Overview

Linda is part of the Health Economics Research team, based in the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care. Health economics is one of the key health service research disciplines that underpin the Divisions methodolical research.

Linda's key roles are the design and implementation of economic evaluations in mental health and chronic disabilities, focussing on complex interventions for people with complex needs and measurement and valuation of preferences for health and social care.

Linda was a member of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Clinical Evaluation and Trials Board 2011-2014 and a member of the core group of methodological experts for the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research. April 2011-June 2015.

Biography

 I became Professor in Health Economics in 2008 and am based in the  Manchester Centre for Health Economics (MCHE). I have a BA in Economics and an MSc in Health Economics. My key roles are the design and implementation of economic evaluations in mental health and chronic disabilities, focussing on complex interventions for people with complex needs This includes research in mental health (eg depression, psychosis and bipolar disorder), dementia, co-morbid physical and mental health problems, psoriasis and arthritis. Many of the economic evaluations include synthesis of existing evidence using systematic review and modelling techniques. A key interest is the measurement of people’s preferences for the process and outcome of health and social care, and valuation of the relative importance of preferences for different aspects of those outcomes. This includes ongoing research to explore preferences for outcomes of care in mental health and psoriasis.

Qualifications

  • BA Economics (2:1), North Staffordshire Polytechnic, 1983
  • MSc Health Economics, University of York, 1984

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