Research Fellow in Health Economics

Imperial College London - Centre for Health Policy

St Mary’s Campus

The Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) is focused on the co-creation and diffusion of healthcare innovation to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges facing people today. Led by Professor the Lord Ara Darzi since 2010, we are a multidisciplinary team of over 160 clinicians, engineers, scientists, psychologists, policy analysts, data specialists, healthcare managers, economists, industrial designers and entrepreneurs all focused on the co-creation and diffusion of healthcare innovation to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges facing mankind today. The teams collaborate across the College’s wealth of multidisciplinary talent to innovate across science, technology, design and policy. Our aim is to develop evidence based cutting edge solutions to the challenges faced by healthcare systems and to create transformational improvement in the quality and equity of patient care, population health and wellbeing. 

Health care policies may have effects other than those originally intended by policy makers. These unintended effects are also known as spillover effects. Although the existence of such spillovers is increasingly being recognised, there is a lack of understanding of how these spillover effects occur and how spillovers can be measured and identified empirically.

The research programme on Spillover Effects in Health Service Delivery led by Dr Søren Rud Kristensen aims to identify and measure knowledge spillovers in health care. The project takes a novel approach to the identification and measurement of knowledge spillovers by integrating the economic analysis of knowledge spillovers, social network analysis and state of the art methods for social network mapping. It will contribute novel insights to research and policy making by enhancing our understanding of the nature and implications of spillover effects in health care.

Under the leadership of Dr Kristensen, the post holder will contribute to, carry out, and plan a high quality programme of research in the area of spillover effects. The post holder will construct a data set suitable for social network analysis, analyse the data using state of the art methods, and conduct research on the implications for health economic analysis.  In addition, the Research Fellow will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to contribute to attracting external research funding.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Health Economics or a closely related discipline or equivalent research and experience in managing and analysing large administrative data sets such as hospital episode statistics and Experience in applying advanced micro-econometric techniques for programme evaluation.

The post is full time, fixed term for 3 years.

Reference Number: MED00384

Closing date: 10 May 2018

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