This PhD project is offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with funding or those applying to funding sources. Details of tuition fees can be found at View Website
Acceptable first degree in economics; medicine, nursing or another applied health or social care field; health sciences; psychology; mathematics/biostatistics or another area justified to be relevant.
The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1.
MSc in health or social care related area or health economics (desirable).
i) Rankin J, Rowen D, Howe A, Cleland JGF, Whitty JA. Valuing health related quality of life in Heart Failure: A systematic review of methods to derive quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in trial-based cost-utility analyses. Heart Failure Reviews 2019 [Accepted 22 Feb 2019; In Press]
ii) Whitty JA, Fraenkel L, Saigal CC, Groothius-Oudshoorn CGM, Regier DA, Marshall DA. Assessment of individual patient preferences to inform clinical practice. The Patient 2017; 10(4):519-21. DOI 10.1007/s40271-017-0254-8
iii) Sav A, McMillan SS., Kelly F, King MA, Whitty JA, Kendall E, Wheeler AJ. The ideal healthcare: Priorities of people with chronic health conditions and their carers. BMC Health Services Research 2015; 15:551 DOI 10.1186/s12913-015-1215-3
iv) J Kanesarajah, M Waller, JA Whitty, GD Mishra. The relationship between SF-6D utility scores and lifestyle factors across three life-stages: Evidence from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. Quality of Life Research 2017;26(6):1507-19
v) Project funded by NIHR CLAHRC East of England. Investigators: JA Whitty, Helen Hall, Justin Zaman, Teresa Ferreira, Helen Scott. Valuing Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) outcomes in heart failure: the valuable study. Oct 2018 to Mar 2019.