Health Economics at Lancaster (HEAL)

We are a research group based in the Faculty of Health and Medicine with strong collaborative links with the Department of Economics.

The primary objectives of HEAL are the development and application of quantitative research methods capable of informing health policy-making through empirical evidence and contributing to the academic and policy debate. The work undertaken by HEAL aims at having an impact on people's wellbeing and society as a whole.

Current areas of research include:

  • Health Econometrics
  • Health and labour supply
  • Health and human capital 
  • Economic determinants of health and health-behaviours
  • Economic evaluation of health interventions
  • Quality of life
  • Global health

Seminars in Health Economics

The seminar series in Health Economics is an initiative at Lancaster University.

This series is a discussion forum for individuals interested in quantitative methods applied to Health Economics and related areas of research. It consists of presentations from both internal affiliates and visitors from the broader national and international research community.

For further information please contact Ceu Mateus:

Previous Research Seminars

- Thursday 13 December, Anne Günnel b & Christoph Kronenberg, (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Management School LT9; 1600-1700, Title: New(spaper) evidence on the relationship between business cycles and suicides

- Thursday 14 June, Dr Nils Gutacker (CHE, University of York), LICA A05, 2.30-3.30pm, Title: TBA

- Thursday 17 May, Dr Mary Guy, (Lancaster University) Charles Carter A02; 2.30-3.30pm, Title: Competition Policy in Healthcare - A Comparative Study of England and the Netherlands

- Thursday 12 April, Professor Rachel Baker, (Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University), LICA A04; 2.30-3.30pm; Title: What should we do when people disagree?  Priority setting in relation to end of life and cancer drugs

- Thursday 1 March, Dr Eleonora Fichera (Bath University), Fylde C48; 11am-12pm; Title: Is owning your home good for your health? Evidence from exogenous variations in subsidies in England

- Thursday 18 January, Professor Alistair McGuire (LSE), Management School LT 12; 2.30-3.30pm, Title: Hospital Coordination and Integration with Social Care in England: The Effect on Post-Operative Length of Stay

- Thursday 15 June 2017, Professor Rudolf Klein (Emeritus Professor of Social Policy), Charles Carter A02, 2.30-3.30pm, Title: TBA

- Tuesday 30 May 2017, Professor Pedro Pita Barros (NOVASBE, Portugal), Charles Carter A16, 2.30-3.30pm, Title: TBA

- Thursday 27 April 2017, Dr Joan Costa-i-Font  (LSE), George Fox LT 4; 2.30-3.30pm; Title: TBA

- Tuesday 28 March 2017, Professor Clare Bambra (Newcastle University), Bowland LT A022; 1.00-2.00pm, Title: Scaling up: the politics of health and place. In association with the Centre for Health Inequalities Research at Lancaster University

- Thursday 2 March 2017, Dr Ranjeeta Thomas, (Imperial College London) Charles Carter A15; 2.30-3.30pm, Title: TBA

- Thursday 23 February 2017, Dr Claire Rothery (CHE, York University), Charles Carter A16; 12.00pm-1.00pm; Title: Characterising uncertainty in the assessment of medical devices and determining future research needs

- Tuesday 6 December 2016, Professor Michael Drummond (CHE, York University), Fylde C48; 12.15-13.15pm; Title: Has Economic Evaluation Been Useful to the NHS?

- Thursday 24 November 2016, Dr Soren Rud Kristensen (Manchester University), Management School LT 12; 2.30-3.30pm, Title: Financial Penalties for Readmissions in the English NHS

- Thursday 26 May 2016, Dr Stephanie Scholder (Bristol), Management School LT 7; 3.30-4.30pm, Title: "Protecting Calorie Intakes against Income Shocks"

- Thursday 28 April 2016, Dr Mauro Laudicella (City University, London), Management School LT 7; 3.30-4.30pm; Title: The price of success: saving the life of patients or reducing their emergency admissions?

- Thursday 10 March 2016, Dr Matteo Galizzi (LSE), Fylde LT 3; 3.30-4.30pm; Title: Linking experimental and survey data for a UK representative sample: structural estimation and external validity of risk and time preferences

- Tuesday 08 March 2016, Professor Owen O'Donnell (ERASMUS), Management School LT5; 1.00-2.00pm, Title: Progressive universalism? The impact of targeted coverage on healthcare access and expenditures in Peru

- Thursday 03 March 2016, Chris Walters (Chief Economist, Monitor - the Regulator of Health Services), Fylde LT 1; 2.00-3.00pm, Title: Patient Flow and the Big Picture

- Tuesday 23 February 2016, Dr Arne Risa Hole (Sheffield),  Furness LT 3; 3.30-4.30pm; Title: “The impact of the London bombings on the wellbeing of young Muslims”

- Thursday 11 February 2016,  Dr Irene Mosca (Trinity College Dublin),  Management School LT 05, 3.00-4.00pm, Title: “The Effect of Retirement on Later-Life Cognitive Abilities: Evidence from Older Irish Women”


Research seminar taking place at Lancaster University.


The following people are associated with HEAL: