Dr Adam Martin

Dr Adam Martin


I am an Associate Professor in Health Economics and part of the Academic Unit of Health Economics at the University of Leeds. 

Research interests

I am particularly interested in:

  • Health economic evaluation

  • Randomised controlled trials

  • Methods for measuring and valuing health-related quality of life

  • Applied econometric methods, e.g. Instrumental Variables and Regression Discontinuity Design

  • Secondary data analysis (observational data, real-world evidence and consumer data)

  • Social determinants of health, especially related to diet and physical activity

  • How (ill-)health affects labour market outcomes

  • How travel, transport and urban design affects health and wellbeing

  • Cancer, Dementia, Obesity, Mental health

Examples of recent or ongoing work:


  • 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.

Current PhD students:

  • Amwaj Abugamza (Impacts of COVID-19 on labour market outcomes)

  • Maria Galazoula (Integrating health, environment and cost constraints into individual-level diet optimisation)

Research groups and institutes

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

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>