Health Economist

University of Glasgow - RI Health and Wellbeing

Job Purpose

This joint post will contribute expertise in (1) the economic evaluation of complex interventions or policies to improve population health or reduce inequalities in health, and (2) methods for the translation of economic evidence into public health policy-making, to the extensive portfolio of evaluation research at the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment group (HEHTA) and the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU).

  • The post holder will have a leading role in developing and applying health economics-based approaches to evaluating the effects of complex population health interventions, including:
  • Modelling longer term costs and benefits associated with short/medium term impacts measured in evaluations, including the use of wellbeing related measures that are applicable across sectors, e.g. education and social welfare, as well as to health
  • Developing decision analytic models that synthesise evidence from evaluation studies to support decision making;
  • Applying techniques such as agent-based modelling, system modelling and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) to the development and evaluation of population health interventions;
  • Estimation and use of value of information models, including their application to setting priorities for further research and informing research design.

The post is part of the Informing Healthy Public Policy programme at the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), and the Economics of Population Health programme at the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment group (HEHTA) within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing (IHW) at the University of Glasgow. The postholder will be expected to spend a defined portion of his/her time based at each site, and to contribute to a range of research programmes within SPHSU and HEHTA.

Standard Terms & Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 8/9, £42,418 - £49,149 / £50,618 - £56,950 per annum, depending on experience.

This post is full time and funded for approximately 2 years in the first instance (ie from date of appointment to 31 March 2020, the end of the Unit’s current QQR), but we envisage that it will form part of SPHSU’s bid for further funding from 2020-25 that will be assessed at the Unit’s Quinquennial review in 2019.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

We welcome informal enquiries from potential applicants. Please e-mail: or

Vacancy reference: 019457; Closing date: 7 January 2018.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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