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Stephen Palmer



Stephen Palmer is a Professor and Deputy Director of TEEHTA. He has worked in economic evaluation for over 15 years in areas including pharmaceuticals, cardiology, cancer, mental health, diagnostic and screening programmes and policy. He has extensive experience of health economic evaluation, regulatory and reimbursement processes. His principal areas of expertise relate to the methodology and application of decision-analytic modelling and Bayesian approaches to Health Technology Assessment.  He has worked closely with policy makers and currently leads the programme of work at CHE for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and he is also a member of the NICE Decision Support Unit.  He has advised policy makers internationally including in the USand Canada. He is currently a member of the NICE Technology Appraisal Committee and the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme. 



  • Methodology and application of decision-analytic modelling
  • Bayesian approaches to the evaluation of health technologies

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External activities


External roles 

  • External examiner for the University of Sheffield MSC – Health Economics and Decision Modelling
  • Trials Steering Committee for the NIHR project – Upright maternal position in women with epidural analgesia

Editorial duties

Invited talks and conferences

  • Skeletal care academy
    Paris, 12-13 March 2010
    Cancer related burden of disease: the burden of illness (plenary session)
  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
    London, November 2009
    Filling in the evidence gaps fairly – the use of evidence synthesis approaches to incorporating indirect evidence.
  • Health Protection Agency Annual Conference
    Warwick, UK, September 14-16, 2009.
    The value of evidence in reducing uncertainty (symposium session).
  • US National Research Council Committee
    Washington, 22 October 2008
    Decision analysis and the value of information for ranking FDA product categories based on health consequences.
  • Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)
    Ottawa, October 2008
    Meeting the requirements of decision makers: approaches to evidence synthesis and cost-effectiveness analysis


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Contact details

Dr Stephen Palmer
Centre for Health Economics