Academic Unit of Health Economics

What we do

The Academic Unit of Health Economics (AUHE) has a wide portfolio of applied and methodological research projects funded by the NIHR, research councils, charitable organisations and industry.

Our research

We use a variety of economic and econometrics methods to explore health-related cost effectiveness, efficiency and inequalities. We engage with policy makers, clinicians, clinical scientists, basic scientists, patient groups and other applied health researchers. Our research is multidisciplinary and based on strong collaborations across Leeds, other UK institutions, and internationally.

Our work is contained within the School of Medicine’s Health Economics research topic. The themes of our research include:

  • Economic evaluation.
  • Health technology assessment.
  • Systematic Review and evidence synthesis.
  • Health outcomes and preferences.
  • Applied econometrics.
  • Diagnostic test evaluation.

Key areas of methodological research are:

  • Measurement and valuation of health
  • Equity in health care resource allocation
  • Efficiency in health and social care
  • Economic evaluation in health care decision making
  • Economic evaluations of diagnostic tests and devices
  • Applied health econometrics and application in evaluation
  • Early economic evaluation modelling.

Our teaching

Our research feeds into our teaching portfolio which includes, undergraduate courses, MSc modules, PhD programmes and short courses for continuing professional development

Who we are


Head of Unit
Professor Chris Bojke

Academic Unit Support Secretary
Denise Womersley

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