Dr William Whittaker PhD

Senior Lecturer in Health Economics

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2017-present: Senior Lecturer in Health Economics
2016-2017: Lecturer in Health Economics
2010-2016: Research Fellow in Health Economics
2008-2010: Research Associate in Health Economics


Funding/Grants awarded

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester
Funding Body: NIHR
Dates: October 2019-September 2024

Evaluation of the Tameside and Glossop Greater Manchester Transformation funded schemes
Funding Body: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Dates: December 2018-November 2020

Evaluating the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP)
Funding Body: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme
Dates: April 2017-March 2021

Collaboration for leadership in Applied Health Research and Care
Funding Body: NIHR 
Dates: January 2014-September 2019

An evaluation of a new water fluoridation scheme in Cumbria
Funding Body: NIHR Public Health Research Programme
Dates: April 2013-March 2019

Developing an Evidence-Based Public Health Resource Allocation Formula
Funding Body: Department of Health Policy Research Programme
Dates: April 2014-April 2015 

Developing the Mental Health Funding Formula for Allocations to General Practices
Funding Body: Department of Health Policy Research Programme
Dates: December 2010-December 2012 

Developing the NHS Resource Allocation Formulae for Mental Health Services and Prescribing
Funding Body: Department of Health Policy Research Programme
Dates: January2010-June 2010 

Career development awards:

MRC/ESRC/NIHR Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Economics
Funding Body: MRC, ESRC, NIHR
Dates: September 2010-August 2012 

ESRC 1+3 funding MSc and PhD
Funding Body: ESRC
Dates: September 2003-August 2007

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Professional bodies membership
Health Economics Study Group (HESG)
Royal Economics Society (RES)
International Health Economics Association (iHEA)

Committee membership
International Health Economics Association (iHEA) (scientific review panel)
NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme Regional Advisory Panel member

External positions

NIHR RfPB Regional Panel Member

1 Jan 2017 → …

Areas of expertise

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • Health Care, Econometrics, Health inequalities, Health economics, Health Services Research

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2004 - Master of Economics, Economics and Econometrics, The University of Manchester (2003 - 2004)
  • 2003 - Bachelor of Economics, The University of Manchester (2000 - 2003)
  • Doctor of Social Science, Internal Migration in Great Britain: Causes and Effects, The University of Manchester (2004 - 2008)

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