Sarah Abraham

Sarah Abraham


I joined AUHE as a research assistant in health economics following the completion of my MSc in health economics and health policy from University of Birmingham in 2016. 

Research interests

I have been involved in several project, including;

  • POC creatinine: evaluation of a streamlined kidney function screening pathway
  • Chest X-Ray versus Low Dose Computerised Tomography for detection of lung cancer in symptomatic patients presenting in primary care: systematic review
  • TIGA-CUB: evaluation of the use of psychoanalytic child psychotherapy versus treatment as usual for children aged 5-11 with treatment-resistant conduct disorders and their primary carers
  • ProstaPalp: early economic evaluation determining the cost-effectiveness of using the ProstaPalp device to aid the diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Cambridge Oncometrix: early economic evaluation exploring the cost-effectiveness of the Prostate Liquid Biopsy Test to aid the diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Telonostix: review providing insight of how a new prognostic biomarker test might be introduced to the current testing pathway for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
  • LACES: evaluation of laparoscopic colorectal emergency surgery versus open surgery.
  • SAFARI: evaluation of sacral nerve stimulation versus the FENIX™ magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) device for adult faecal incontinence
  • MIA Kheiron: evaluating the use of a new technology called Mia™,which uses artificial intelligence deep learning methodology for the early detection of breast cancer.

I am currently undertaking research assessing the appropriateness of using parent/primary carers as proxy-respondents for reporting health-related quality of life in children. 


  • MSc Health Economics and Health Policy - University of Birmingham (2016)
  • BSc Medical Sciences - University of Birmingham (2015)

Student education

I am a seminar teaching assistant for undergraduate modules in health economics.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Academic Unit of Health Economics
  • Health economics
  • Test Evaluation Group