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Helen Weatherly



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

Helen joined CHE in 1998 with a 3-year Pfizer Fellowship, including an industry-based secondment. Since then, as a CHE researcher, Helen's research interests have included social care economic evaluation in adults and children. Social care is the main focus of her current research.

Helen’s research interests have also covered economic evaluation applied to health care technologies, including evidence reviews and economic evaluations for NICE, and economic evaluation in public health. Throughout this research, Helen has been interested in the use of economic evaluation to inform decision-making.

Helen led the University of York’s Distance Learning Programmes in Health Economics, tutoring on the programme since 2002, becoming Deputy Director in 2007, and Co-Director in 2012. She led development of the MSc by distance learning and was the Programme Leader until 2020. She continues to support online teaching, learning and capacity building on CHE’s online short courses. She is involved in capacity and capability building in low- and middle-income countries, as well as in the UK.

Examples of new/recent research projects include;

  • ESSENCE-2: The Economics of Social Care Compendium continuation study
  • Unit costs of health and social care
  • ENHANCE: End of Life Care for Babies, Children and Young People
  • Adult social care partnership: Also called the Curiosity Partnership which is using co-production methods to build, evaluate, undertake and facilitate greater use of research in adult social care
  • ACEs: Models of health visiting in England
  • The Global Health Economics online forum



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

Research group(s)


Other teaching

External activities


  • NIHR School for Social Care Research, Leadership Fellow (2022 -)
  • NIHR Research for Social Care Committee (2020 -)
  • NHSX Artificial Intelligence Award Phase 3-4 Panel Membership (2021 -)
  • NIHR Research for Patient Benefit regional advisory panel, West Midlands (2019 -)
  • NIHR Policy Research Programme, Policy Research Units, panel member (2022 -)
  • Co-facilitator for CHAIN (Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network) sub-group on Social Care Research and Evaluation (2019 -)
  • 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 (2016 – 2020)
  • Honorary Public Health Academic, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities within the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Formerly Public Health England contract (2017 -)
  • Editorial Board Member of Health Economics Section of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2020 -)
  • Review Editor, Cost and Resource Allocation specialty section of Frontiers in Health Services (2021 -)
  • York Carers Centre Board of Trustees, Vice-Chair (2017 -)
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Contact details

Helen Weatherly
Centre for Health Economics