Dr Sean Gavan PhD, MSc, MSc, BA(Hons), FHEA

Research Fellow in Health Economics

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Sean Gavan is a Research Fellow in health economics at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics, The University of Manchester.

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Manchester Centre for Health Economics
Room 4.312, Jean McFarlane Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester
M13 9PL




Sean joined the Manchester Centre for Health Economics in 2013 and has a research interest in the generation of evidence to estimate the relative cost-effectiveness of diagnostic health technologies. Sean is contributing to the economic analysis workstrand of the MASTERPLANS consortium, funded by the Medical Research Council's Stratified Medicine Initiative, to produce economic evidence supporting a stratified approach to the management of systemic lupus erythematosus. Sean's previous research, funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit studentship, developed the economic evidence base for stratified medicine in rheumatoid arthritis and produced an early model-based cost-effectiveness analysis of a biomarker test to stratify biologic therapies. 

Research Interests

  • Cost-effectiveness of health technologies
  • Economics of precision medicine
  • Early economic evaluation of health technologies

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Teaching and Supervision

Doctoral Research Supervision

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Undergraduate Research Supervision

Taught Academic Modules


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Doctoral Thesis: An Economic Evaluation of a Biomarker Test to Stratify Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • MSc Health Economics (Distinction)
  • MSc Economics (Distinction)
  • BA (Hons) Economics for Business (First Class)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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