Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics (CHE)
Helen is a Reader at Centre for Health Economics, as a well as Programme Leader of the MSc in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment Distance Learning Programmes in Health Economics. Most of Helen's research is comparative and evaluative, assessing the value for money or cost-effectiveness of two or more interventions from different perspectives (e.g. health care, social care, other public sector perspectives, non-public sector e.g. voluntary, private and out of pocket payments). Much of Helen’s current research involves undertaking economic evaluation of long term care interventions. She also undertakes methodological research to explore the methods issues and potential solutions for undertaking economic evaluation of interventions of complex interventions where it is not always possible to undertake a randomised controlled trial, and for evaluations that do not focus on health alone. This research highlights the importance and value of the long term care sector, the impact of integration across health and social care, the value of informal unpaid carers’ contributions by quantifying its value, and the importance that decision makers invest in long term care interventions that are most worthwhile.