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Research Fellow in Health Economics

  • Full Time
  • Bristol, UK
  • 46,047 - 53,353 GBP / Year

University of Bristol

The role
The postholder will have a Fellowship funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) for early career researchers to pursue dementia research as part of its Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) programme. The aim of this Fellowship is to improve the use of preference-based outcome measures in the economic evaluation of interventions for people with dementia, as part of the Health Economics cross-cutting methodology theme of NIHR ARC West.

The post will be based in the University of Bristol, at 100% FTE (part time hours will be considered) starting in October 2022 with funding available to September 2024. The appointed researcher will be supported and supervised by Dr Hugh McLeod, who is team lead of ARC West’s health economics methodological team.


What will you be doing?
The researcher’s time will be focused on research to address challenges associated with the collection and analysis of preference-based outcome measures, and particularly ICECAP capability measures, in relation to dementia services. The Fellowship has three objectives

To test and pilot ‘dementia friendly’ ICECAP-O and ICECAP-SCM data collection forms.
To undertake preliminary work to determine how ICECAP data from people with dementia and proxy respondents should be combined and/or valued for the purpose of outcome assessment.
To pilot methods for combining ICECAP data for people with dementia and carers/family members for use in economic evaluation.
This work will complement a range of ARC West projects, including those addressing stakeholders’ research priorities relating to frailty and end-of-life services as part of the “Integrated and Optimal Care” research theme.


You should apply if
You have a strong background in health economics applied to health or social care research,
You have a PhD or equivalent professional experience in health economics or relevant health or social science discipline,
You have experience of publishing findings in peer-reviewed journals
You have excellent communication and interpersonal skill, and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
Additional information
Contract type: Open ended with funding until 30/09/2024

Work pattern: Full time / 1FTE/ Part time considered

Grade: K

Salary: £46,047 – £53,353 per annum (pro rata if part time)

School/Unit: Bristol Medical School

Shift pattern: 35h per week / part time considered

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 14/09/2022

For informal queries please contact: Dr Hugh McLeod (



We seek to attract, develop, and retain individuals from the widest possible talent pool and the broadest possible range of backgrounds.  We are committed to building an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We particularly welcome applications from Black African, Black Caribbean and other minority ethnic groups, as they are currently under-represented across our university.

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