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

Research Fellow in Health Economics

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Biography

I am a research fellow in health economics at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. My research uses economic analyses to inform decision-making for health technology assessment and health policy. Currently, I lead the economics programme for the Innovate Manchester Advanced Therapy Centre Hub (iMATCH) to support using advanced cell and gene therapies at scale in the health care system. Previously, I delivered the health economics programme for the Medical Research Council’s Precision Medicine Consortium MASTERPLANS – a collaboration between academic, industry, and patient partners - to develop effective and cost-effective ways to stratify treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus. I co-lead the postgraduate ‘Economics of Genomics and Precision Medicine’ module [BIOL67372] with Dr. Alexander Thompson where I teach decision-analytic modelling in the context of diagnostic tests and precision medicine. I also support student research projects at all levels and regularly supervise health economics research by PhD, masters, and medical students. I lead the external research seminar programme at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics.

Research Interests

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

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Doctoral Research Supervision

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Undergraduate Research Supervision

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Qualifications

  • 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

Contact Details

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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.gavan[at]manchester.ac.uk

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