Dr Adam Martin

Dr Adam Martin


Adam Martin is an economist and Senior Research Fellow with the Academic Unit of Health Economics at the University of Leeds. 

Research interests


I am particularly interested in:

  • Health economic evaluation using clinical trial data
  • Applied econometric methods, especially analysis of randomised experiments (i.e. RCTs) and quasi-randomised experiments (e.g. Instrumental Variables and Regression Discontinuity Design)
  • Social determinants of health and inequalities in their distribution, especially related to diet, physical activity, built environment, the arts, work and employment
  • Secondary data analysis (observational data, real-world evidence and consumer data), data linkage and data harmonisation

Examples of recent or ongoing work includes studies of the:

  • Long term impact of a cancer diagnosis during childhood or early adulthood on future life experiences and wellbeing (using data from Understanding Society and Brightlight, funded by ESRC, PI:  Prof. Dan Stark)
  • Determinants of bicycle commuting and the effect of bicycle infrastructure investment (using UK Census microdata linked to geospatial data)
  • Effect of long term conditions on people’s earnings trajectories (using data from ELSA and Understanding Society)
  • Impact of Brexit on wellbeing (using data from the Annual Population Survey and Understanding Society)
  • Long term healthcare costs associated with a cancer diagnosis, including a comparison with matched controls without a cancer diagnosis (using linked data from ResearchOne and PLICS, funded by Macmillan Cancer Research, PI:  Prof Adam Glaser and Prof Geoff Hall)
  • Validity of different utility measures for people with dementia living in residential care (using DCM-EPIC trial data, funded by NIHR, PI:  Prof. Claire Surr)
  • Cost-effectiveness of an intervention that modifies three existing psychological therapies (behavioural activation, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic interpersonal therapy) to improve outcomes in people who repeatedly self-harm (FReSH-START, funded by NIHR, PI:  Prof. Allan House)


  • PhD Health Economics – University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich
  • MSc Health Economics – University of York
  • MLitt Economics and International Relations – University of St Andrews (postgraduate)
  • MA (Hons.) Economics (2.1) – University of St Andrews

Student education

I currently lead an undergraduate module in health economics at Leeds University Business School (LUBS) and have previously taught postgraduate modules in health economics and applied econometrics.

I am an MSc and PhD supervisor.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Academic Unit of Health Economics
  • Applied Health Econometrics Group
  • Health economics
  • Decision Modelling Group
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