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Research Fellow

Centre for Health Economics
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183 a year
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Role Description

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) wishes to appoint a Research Fellow to conduct quantitative research on distributive justice and early years development, funded via a NIHR Senior Research Fellowship to work within the CHE health equity group

You will have a strong interest in distributive justice and early years development, the ability to think independently, and a masters degree with a substantial economic or quantitative component.  Strong quantitative and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to engage constructively with experts in ethics, economics, public health and education.

The current methods of economic evaluation used to inform public sector decision making focus on costs and benefits for a mythical ‘average’ citizen rather than providing information on who gains and who loses from decisions in terms of health and wellbeing. This research aims to develop new methods for using economic evaluation to analyse the impacts of cross-government policies on lifetime wellbeing and distributive justice.  The focus will be on illustrating these methods by helping to design, parameterize and use a decision analytical model of the long-term impacts of early years education policies on individual health, income and wellbeing over the lifecourse.  The contribution expected will include:

  • To conduct the research under the supervision of senior colleagues from CHE and in collaboration with colleagues from the University and external institutions
  • To communicate the results through written reports and papers, presentations at conferences and meetings, and blogs and social media
  • To assist in the identification and design of future research projects 

The post is offered in the salary range £31,076 to £38,183 a year on a full-time basis (although applications for flexible or part-time working will be considered). The post is available on a fixed-term contract for 15 months.

Informal enquiries:  For research enquiries contact the supervisorProfessor Richard Cookson (, and for enquiries about the Centre generally contact Trish Smith (  

 Athena Swan Bronze




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