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Qian Zhao
Research Associate



Qian joined the Department of Health Sciences in April 2023.

Previously in his career, Qian worked as a Research Associate in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to develop a microsimulation Markov model to investigate the cost-effectiveness of incorporating automatic grading software in the systematic screening for diabetic retinopathy in Hong Kong.

Qian also has 2 years’ industry experience in consultancy, specializing in developing early-stage and global core models in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, hemispheric infarction, urinary tract infection and obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to support the company submissions to different HTA bodies. 


  • BSc in Pharmacy Administration, China Pharmaceutical University
  • MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling, The University of Sheffield



Qian’s research interests are trial/model-based economic evaluation on healthcare interventions. 


  • PHIRST project: An evaluation of the change from face-to-face to telephone specialist smoking sensation service and its effects on underserved communities in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes
  • SOFFT: A randomized controlled trial to compare clinical and cost-effectiveness of suture fixation versus tension band wiring for simple olecranon fracture fixation in adults: The Simple Olecranon Fracture Fixation Trial (SOFFT) protocol

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Qian Zhao
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Tel: +44 (0) 1904 324437