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Simon Walker



Simon Walker is a Professor at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, where he has been based since 2006. His research is focused on the evaluation of health care interventions and policies. He has expertise in economic evaluation and decision analytic modelling and has been involved in research across a wide range of diseases including cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV and mental health, as well as the evaluation of health care policies such as Pay for Performance schemes. Some of his recent research has focused on how economic evaluation should be used to inform multiple heterogeneous stakeholders and methods for the economic evaluation of system level policies. He has been involved in research projects and collaborations across the globe, with particular focuses on the UK and sub Saharan Africa.



  • The economic evaluation of health care technologies
  • The application of statistical and decision-analytic methods for cost-effectiveness analysis
  • The choice of perspective for economic evaluation
  • The use of economic evaluation to value pay for performance schemes 

Recently completed projects

  • Department of Health - Appropriate perspectives for health care decisions

  • Health Technology Assessment - Multicentre randomised controlled trial examining the cost-effectiveness of contrast-enhanced high field magnetic resonance imaging in women with primary breast cancer scheduled for wide local excision

  • Health Technology Assessment - Endovascular stents for abdominal aortic aneurysms: a systematic review and economic model

  • Health Technology Assessment - A randomised controlled trial to compare minimally invasive glucose monitoring devices with conventional monitoring in the management of insulin-treated diabetes mellitus

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Simon Walker
Centre for Health Economics