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Mr Brendan Collins PhD MSc

Health Economist - Tenure Track Fellow, Department of Public Health & Policy Public Health, Policy & Systems


Personal Statement

I am a health economist specialising in public health. I am interested in food policy, health inequalities, quality of life, wellbeing, CVD, cancer, and substance use. I have worked as a health economist in the NHS, academia, and in local authorities. My PhD was in health economics and management studies and was around combining realist evaluation with economic modelling to evaluate public health programmes. I have led on economic modelling work for NICE and have an honorary post with Public Health England to collaborate on local applications for the global burden of disease (GBD). I have sat as expert member on a NICE Public Health Advisory Committee. I am currently working on projects funded by NIHR, the US National Institutes of Health, and the British Heart Foundation.

Prizes or Honours

  • 2018 Tufts-CEVR Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Paper of the Year Award - Shortlisted (Tufts Centre for Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health, 2019)
  • Paul Dudley White International Scholar at American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2018 Scientific Sessions (American Heart Association, 2018)
  • ‘Public Health Implementation’ prize in the Lancet Public Health conference. London, UK. 24/11/2017 (Lancet Public Health, 2017)