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-five 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.

Health economists at Brunel University London supporting New Zealand researchers with world-leading smoking-cessation trial

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Health economists at Brunel University London supporting New Zealand researchers with world-leading smoking-cessation trial

Over 2000 people from central New Zealand who smoke will be invited to join a community-based clinical trial to compared two types of quit smoking medicine. The trial will determine whether the two medicines are at least as effective and safe as each other, and which is the best value for money.


HERG’s research on swimming already making a big splash

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Drs Anokye, Stewart and Pokhrel from Brunel’s Health Economics Theme contributed a key chapter to a major new report, Health & Wellbeing Benefits of Swimming, commissioned by the Swimming and Health Commission on behalf of Swim England. It is supported by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies. http://www.swimming.org/swimengland/new-report-shows-health-benefits-swimming/

HERG doctoral graduate James Chambers wins prestigious international award named in honour of HERG doctoral graduate Bernie O’Brien

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Having successfully completed his PhD at the Health Economics Research Group (HERG) in 2012 with Prof Martin Buxton and Prof Joanne Lord, James Chambers was awarded the prestigious 2017 ISPOR Bernie O’Brien New Investigator Award (http://press.ispor.org/index.php/ispor-announces-2017-scientific-achievement-and-leadership-awards/ ).

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