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Helen Weatherly



Helen Weatherly is a Reader, and member of the Team for Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment (TEEHTA) at Centre for Health Economics (CHE), University of York, UK.

Initially, on joining CHE in 1998, Helen held a three year Pfizer Fellowship, which included an industry-based secondment. As a researcher in CHE, Helen's interests have evolved from focusing on the economic evaluation of health care technologies, including evidence reviews and economic evaluations for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), to focusing on the economic evaluation of social care and public health interventions. A running theme throughout this research has been an interest in the use of economic evaluation to inform decision-making.

Since 2002, Helen worked on the University of York’s Distance Learning Programmes in Health Economics. She became Deputy Director (2007) and then Co-Director of the Programmes (2012). She led development of the MSc in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment by Distance Learning and was the Programme Leader until October 2020. Helen continues to use her expertise in online teaching and learning to inform development of CHE’s online short courses. Also, she supports capacity and capability building using online training, educational materials and seminars in low- and middle-income countries through the Global Health Economics forum, and in the UK.

Examples of new/recent research projects include;



  • Economic evaluations of health and social care interventions
  • Methods for the economic evaluation of social care and public health intervention
  • Economic evaluation for decision making

Research group(s)


Other teaching

External activities


  • Editorial Board Member of Health Economics Section of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • NIHR Research for Social Care Committee
  • NHSX Artificial Intelligence Award Phase 3-4 Panel Membership
  • NIHR Research for Patient Benefit regional advisory panel (West Midlands)
  • Honorary Public Health Academic, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities within the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Formerly Public Health England contract.
  • Co-facilitator for CHAIN (Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network) sub-group on Social Care Research and Evaluation
  • Scientific Lead on Social Care Methods on Economic and Methodological Unit (EMU) for the NICE Public Health and Social Care Centre (PHSCC), led by York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC), University of York
  • Review Editor, Cost and Resource Allocation specialty section of Frontiers in Health Services.
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Helen Weatherly
Centre for Health Economics