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PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy
Health Economics Medical Technology
Our aim is to be the world-leading centre for health economic and health technology assessment research and education, working to improve health and wellbeing through better decision-making.
The Institute of Health & Wellbeing (IHW) spans medical and social sciences and offers students an opportunity to train in a unique and vibrant interdisciplinary environment.
Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) covers a broad set of activities relating to the appraisal of health service interventions including policies, procedures, devices, medicines and diagnostics. Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is the assessment of relevant evidence on the effects and consequences of healthcare technologies. Our work contributes to priority-setting and decision-making in relation to preventative, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation strategies.
Postgraduate research (PGR) students in HEHTA graduate with a thorough and robust skillset that is transferable to future employment in academia and public, private and third sector organisations. Postgraduate research students’ development is supported by a programme of high quality internal training, a dedicated and cohesive team, and exposure to our extensive network of international colleagues. They also have access to the researcher training programmes in the Colleges of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences (MVLS) and the College of Social Sciences (CoSS). Our students’ work results in high quality publications and international conference presence, and contributes to HEHTA’s international reputation across our seven research themes.
Our research objectives are:
Individual research projects are tailored around the expertise of principal investigators within HEHTA, the Institute of Health & Wellbeing, and the student’s interests. Our supervisors use a variety of approaches to research including decision analysis modelling, cost benefit and effectiveness analyses, risk and prediction modeling, data linkage and advanced meta-analysis. We have excellent engagement with government agencies, the NHS and local authorities, other statutory public sector and regulatory bodies, and third sector organisations.
Our research spans seven main themes:
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A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.
The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more