Henrietta Onwordi Konwea


I joined the Academic Unit of Health Economics (AUHE) in August 2022 as a Research Assistant. I am currently working on economic evaluations alongside studies in populations with diabetic foot ulcers, surgical wounds and complicated intra-abdominal infections.

Before joining the AUHE, I worked as a health economics and outcomes research consultant within the pharmaceutical consulting environment where I worked on a wide range of projects including developing and adapting health economic models, cost of illness studies, NICE submissions, environmental analyses, evidence generation and value communications for a variety of therapy areas. Prior to this, I worked as a pharmacist in the NHS and industry sectors

Current projects include:

  • CODIFI2 - Randomised controlled trial of swab versus tissue sampling for infected diabetic foot ulcers, and comparison of culture versus molecular processing techniques https://ctru.leeds.ac.uk/codifi2/

  • MIDFUT - Multiple Interventions for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment Trial (MIDFUT) https://ctru.leeds.ac.uk/midfut

  • DOMINO-DFU  - Diagnosis Of OsteoMyelitis: INvestigation Optimisation In Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DOMINO-DFU)

  • EXTEND trial - EXTENDed antibiotics to improve outcomes in patients with complicated intra-abdominal infection

  • HEALS2 - compression therapy for surgical wounds following skin cancer excision

Research interests

Economic evaluation of healthcare interventions to influence NHS policy and improve patient outcomes

The use of econometric and statistical techniques to analyse patient-level data

Economic modelling alongside clinical trial data

  • Economic evaluation of healthcare interventions
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Chronic wounds



  • MPharm (1st Class) in Pharmacy, Aston University, Birmingham, 2003
  • MSc (Distinction) in Economic Evaluation in Healthcare, City University, London, 2009

Professional memberships

  • The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • The UK Health Economics Study Group

Student education

I teach Introduction to economic evaluation as part of postgraduate modules at the University.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Academic Unit of Health Economics