Claire is Professor of Health Economics and Head of Academic Unit of Health Economics at the University of Leeds.
Claire’s research is around the economic evaluation of community programmes spanning the health and social care sectors and economic evaluation alongside clinical trials. Her current portfolio includes trials in oncology, dentistry, musculoskeletal, stroke and complex interventions; community-based research includes dementia, physical activity and rehabilitation. In addition to evaluation work, her research interests lie in the areas of health and employment and informal care.
Claire supervises PhD students across a range of topics in health economics. Current PhD topics include the use of incentives to improve health and a study investigating the relationship between centralising health services and health inequalities.
She sits on the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Commissioning Board, the Scientific Panel of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme review panel.
Claire will bring her background and expertise lies in economic evaluation of community based interventions analysis of large data sets to ADVOCATE.