Shehzad Ali
Senior Research Fellow



Shehzad is a health economist by research training (PhD) with further background in Public Health (MPH) and Clinical Medicine (MBBS). Before starting his academic career in York in 2009, Shehzad worked as a health economist for an independent research organisation. Besides his research work in the UK, he also has experience of working in developing countries in the areas of economic evaluation, health insurance, public health interventions and programme management.


  • MBBS
  • MPH
  • PhD



Shehzad's research interests are in economic evaluation of healthcare interventions, measuring health-related quality of life, equity in utilisation and financing of healthcare, discrete choice experiments, applications of statistical/econometric models in health economics research, design and evaluation of health insurance in developing countries, methodological and applied issues in the evaluation of health services.


  • The detection and prognosis of perinatal depression: a prospective validation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)-endorsed ultra-brief questions (the BABY PaNDA study)
  • Developing indicators of change in NHS equity performance (with the Centre for Health Economics)
  • Screening for psychological and mental health difficulties of young people who offend: An integrated evidence synthesis and value of information analysis
  • Improving outcomes in self-guided internet treatment for anxiety and depression: randomised controlled trial
  • VenUS IV (Venous leg Ulcer Study IV): A randomised controlled trial of compression hosiery versus compression bandaging in the treatment of venous leg ulcers
  • Comorbidity and Brief Interventions for Depression: The COBID Study 
  • Collaborative care in Screen-Positive Elders (the CASPER- PLUS trial): clinical and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Autism Spectrum Social Stories in School Trial 
  • Early parenting interventions for families with young children showing severe attachment problems: an integrated evidence synthesis
  • Self-Hypnosis for Intra-partum Pain: a randomised controlled trial (the SHIP trial)
  • CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber : Mental Health and Comorbidity Theme
  • RESPECT - Randomised Evaluation Sexual Health Promotion Evidence for Care and Treatment: A feasibility study of an intervention to promote sexual health for people with serious mental illness (SMI)

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Dr Shehzad Ali
Senior Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1361)