|Economics and Related Studies|
|Research Associate in Health Economics|
|University of Nottingham|
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A day in the life of a Research Associate in Health Economics in the United Kingdom
What I do
I work with clinicians who are looking for funding to undertake research. I give them methodological advice around Economic Evaluation and also advice around the various National Instsitute for Health Research (NIHR) funding streams, trying to find the most appropriate stream for their research.
Skills I use and how I developed them
MSc in Health Economics
I have no problems with teaching and running workshops which I developed by presenting at seminars during undergraduate course.
What I like most
The teamwork, the opportunity to get hands-on in research design and networking, opening up opportunities to visit all parts of the region we cover and meet new people.
What I like least
What would I change? As mentioned, I'm currently looking for a PhD since my job has no promotion prospects (in terms of academia). I could have possibly entered a PhD after my masters.
Courses taken since graduation
MSc in Health Economics at the University of York 2007-2009
Where I hope to be in 5 years
I'm hoping to enter a PhD at Nottingham University.
My advice to students considering work
As soon as you finish your 2nd year/ start 3rd year, start applying for jobs. It takes a great weight off your mind once you know you have something to go to once you have finished university.
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