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.

HERG’s research on swimming already making a big splash

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/ ).

HERG External Seminar: Will research active NHS organisations see improvements in the healthcare they deliver?

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Presenter: Annette Boaz is a Professor of Health Care Research in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George’s University of London. Her research focuses on the relationship between research evidence, policy and practice, implementation, improvement and patient engagement.

Page last updated: Thursday 20 July 2017