Welcome Wessam, Michele and Henrietta!
AUHE are delighted to have recently appointed three research assistants, and the Unit have enjoyed a series of welcome lunches. We wish a warm welcome to Henrietta, Michele and Wessam!
Prior to joining AUHE, Henrietta worked for IQVIA as a Health Economics and Outcomes Research consultant in a variety of economic evaluation and evidence generation projects for 13 years. In 2009, she gained an MSc in Economic Evaluation in Healthcare from City University London. Prior to this, she worked as a pharmacist in healthcare and industry sectors.
Michele finished his MSc in Economics at Social Sciences at Bocconi University in 2021. His final MSc thesis was focussed on the development of a national health expenditure forecasting method using dynamic linear models. Before joining AUHE, he worked as a Health Economics & Market Access intern at Boston Scientific in Milan.
Wessam Abas joined in April 2022. She is working on the following diagnostics projects under the supervision of Dr Alison Smith.
- Assessing the utility and the cost-effectiveness of anti-PLA2R for diagnosing patients with membranous nephropathy in clinical practice
- Evaluating the clinical utility of FebriDx® in determining whether or not patients presenting to a UK accident and emergency department with symptoms of acute respiratory infection require antibiotic treatment
In 2020, Wessam secured a NIHR pre-doctoral fellowship and worked as a research assistant at University College London. Her research focused on assessing the value of point of care diagnostics for respiratory tract infections.
Wessam also worked as a public health consultant at IQVIA and a researcher at the Health Economics unit of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population.