Mr Sean Urwin BEconSc, MSc

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Sean is currently a Research Associate in Health Economics working with Dr Alex Turner at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics (MCHE). His current work involves examining the effects of Greater Manchester’s devolved health and social care budget on various outcome measures associated with health and health care.


Since 2014 Sean has been at the centre for health economics and has worked on a variety of projects covering the topics of:

Informal Care
• Attaching a monetary value to informal care of end-of-life cancer patients. This project is funded by the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care (CLAHRC) in Greater Manchester.
• Exploring the effect of co-residential informal care on formal care use with British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) data. This project was part of the NIHR Research Methods Internship under the supervision of Thomas Mason, Yiu Shing Lau and Professor Matt Sutton

GP workforce
• With Dr Jon Gibson exploring how GP workforce satisfaction has changed over time by contract status

Sexual orientation inequalities in health
• Under the supervision of Dr William Whittaker examining inequities in health and access to primary care by sexual orientation.

Whilst working at the centre part-time, in 2017, Sean completed his MSc Economics (Economics of Health). His dissertation examined the effects of crime, measured at various geographical levels, on the wellbeing and mental health of adults and youths. 



MSc Economics (Economics of Health) with Distinction (University of Manchester, 2017)

BEconSc(Hons) Economics (University of Manchester, 2014)

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