Dr Rose Atkins

Research Fellow

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Overview

Rose is a Research Fellow in Health Economics, and her research focuses on health inequalities and social determinants of health. Her primary research is looking at the link between health and place, and the spillovers from population health to individual health. The aim of the project is to use multidisciplinary approaches to define a new small-level place-based measure of health geography, defined in terms of equal health within these new areas. The project then aims to analyse the relationship between health measures and social and economic outcomes at small geographical areas, including standard definitions and the new definition.

Rose's research also examines childhood and adolescent skills formation and their impact on important life outcomes, including health. Her PhD examined the early-life determinants and later-life health impacts of non-cognitive skills in adolescence. 

Rose is also involved in several research projects on the theme of adolescent mental health. The first is looking at how adolescent mental health predicts healthy transitions into adulthood. The second is looking at how the timing of parental divorce and separation impacts adolescent mental health differently by gender. 

Rose is part of a cross faculty group aiming to establish a health equity institute at the University of Manchester. 

Biography

Rose completed a BA in Economics at the University of Manchester in 2016, for which she was awarded a first. She then undertook a Research Methods Internship at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics. Alongside this she also undertook an internship in the Research and Intelligence Department at Manchester City Council. Following this she completed an MSc in Economics at the University of Manchester in 2017, achieving a merit.

In September 2017, Rose was awarded PhD funding by the Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership, to study at the University of Manchester. She was also a receipient of the President's Doctoral Scholar Award. Her research looked at understanding the early-life determinants and later-life health consequences of adolescent non-cognitive skills formation using UK cohort studies. Rose was awarded her PhD in April 2021.

In January 2021, Rose was recruited as a Research Fellow in Health Economics at the University of Manchester.

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2021 - Doctor of Philosophy, Economic analysis of the early-life determinants and later-life health impacts of non-cognitive skills in adolescence, The University of Manchester (2017 - 2021)
  • 2017 - Master in Science, Economics, The University of Manchester (2016 - 2017)
  • 2016 - Bachelor of Arts, Economics, The University of Manchester (2013 - 2016)

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