Health Economics Research Group (HERG)
The Health Economics Research Group (HERG) has developed an international reputation in health economics, building on strong foundations and a consistent strategy pursued over more than twenty years.
HERG's strategic focus is on the economic evaluation of a broad range of clinical and health service technologies and its dual aim is to provide applied, policy-relevant research whilst developing and refining methods to increase the rigour and relevance of such studies.
This strategy is highly relevant as economic evaluation begins to play more and more influential roles in international and national policies on the adoption and use of specific technologies.
Dr Claire Donovan has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. The RSA was founded in 1754, and is today "an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges". Notable past and present members include Charles Dickens, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, William Hogarth, and Stephen Hawking. Being elected an RSA Fellow depends on having achieved a contribution to society in a cultural or arts-related sphere. Claire was invited to become an RSA Fellow on the basis of her work for a recent report ‘A Holistic Approach to Valuing Our Culture: A Report to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.’
RSA Website: http://www.thersa.org/
Download ‘A Holistic Approach to Valuing Our Culture: A Report to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’ from the gov.uk website.
A report to the Department for Culture Media and Sport written by Dr Claire Donovan, was launched today on the DCMS website. The report is based on research carried out during a 6-month fellowship that was jointly-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council and DCMS. It focuses on the part of this research that engaged directly with representatives of the cultural sector, and with their views on the idea of measuring the value of culture.
Dr Paula Adam and Maite Solans: Assessing the Payback from Spanish Health Research, especially the impact of Spanish mental health research on clinical guidelines
The next HERG seminar will take place on Thursday 18th April, 2013 in the HERG Meeting Room (051), Gaskell Building, Brunel University between 1.00 - 2.00 pm. A sandwich lunch will be available from 12.30 pm and the presentation will start promptly at 1.00 pm.