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Is it Worth Spending Money on Health Research?

30 years ago, Profs Martin Buxton and Steve Hanney started a pioneering programme assessing the impact of health research.

They developed and applied the now widely used Payback Framework.

Later this portfolio of research increasingly turned to identifying the monetary value of the health gained as a result of health research, as well as working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on how best to organise health research to maximise impacts.


This event is part of the Brunel Research Festival, which returns this May for a packed programme of online and in-person activities, celebrating cutting-edge and challenge-led research at Brunel and beyond.

Showcasing the world-class research carried out by colleagues from across the University, the Festival is a month-long celebration of the diverse local and global benefits of our research.

Free and open to all.

Explore the programme:


Click here to register your place.