Nahel Yaziji

Nahel Yaziji


Nahel is a qualified pharmacist and holds an MSc in Public Health. He obtained training on economic evaluation, decision modelling and financial mathematics. Nahel joined the Academic Unit of Health Economics, University of Leeds in March 2018. He works on the economic modelling component of various projects.



Research interests

Current and recent projects include:

  • Interventions to reduce inequalities in the uptake of routine dental care (RETURN). AIM is to develop and test ways to improve the routine use of dental services by deprived populations.

  • Randomised clinical trial of acupuncture plus standard care versus standard care for chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (ACUFOCIN)

  • Macmillan cost effectiveness review of the use of telemedicine in cases of incurable cancer.

  • Cluster randomized controlled trial of volitional and motivational interventions to improve bowel cancer screening uptake: A population level study.

  • Analysing real world hospital data to estimate the cost-effectiveness of the Point of Care diagnostic Test (POCT) for influenza.

  • School based mental health intervention for young people: development and feasibility study of a digital information prescription intervention.

  • The SHIFT Trial: an NIHR HTA-funded pragmatic, individually-randomised, controlled trial comparing Family Therapy (FT) with Treatment as Usual (TAU) for adolescents aged 11 – 17 years who have engaged in at least one previous episode of self-harm.


  • CT1 Financial Mathematics
  • MSc Public Health - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • BSc Pharmacy - Philadelphia University

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Health economics
  • Academic Unit of Health Economics
  • Decision Modelling Group
  • Mental health
  • Primary care
  • Palliative care
  • Frailty and elderly care
  • Applied Health Econometrics Group
  • Evidence Synthesis Group
  • Test Evaluation Group