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Valuing the benefits of healthcare for people with Cardiovascular Disease (WHITTYU18SF1)

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Project Description

PhD opportunity: Valuing the benefits of healthcare for people with Cardiovascular Disease

This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated candidate with a background in health economics, an applied health field, or economics to study for a PhD at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia (UEA).

The candidate will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of researchers with a shared interest in improving the lives of people with cardiovascular diseases, such as heart failure. The aim of this PhD project is to enhance our ability to measure and value health-related quality of life and other outcomes in cardiovascular disease. The findings of this PhD research will be used to understand and value the benefits provided by new interventions that are becoming available to help treat these conditions, from the perspective of patients and their families.

The candidate will be based with other PhD students at the Health Economics Group, Norwich Medical School. Some travel to meet with other researchers is likely to be required. The project will provide sound research training in a range of research methods including preference elicitation (such as the Discrete Choice Experiment), questionnaire development and administration, and statistical or econometric data analysis. An interest in health economics and health outcomes and previous experience with the management or analysis of quantitative data sets would be an advantage.

UEA is proud of its active and vibrant research culture, attracting highly qualified applicants for Postgraduate study from around the world. UEA offers a supportive environment for PhD students, with ample opportunity to participate in workshops, conferences and seminar events. Regular Postgraduate workshops host a wide range of visiting experts and speakers.

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Project start date: 2018

Mode of study: Full time

Application deadline: 31 May 2018 - Applications are processed as soon as they are received and the project may be filled before the closing date, so early application is encouraged.

Entry requirements: Acceptable first degree - Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a related field, such as a field related to health, allied health or medicine, or economics.

The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1.

Funding Notes

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

A bench fee may also payable on top of the tuition fee to cover specialist equipment or laboratory costs required for the research. The amount charged annually will vary considerably depending on the nature of the project and applicants should contact the primary supervisor for further information about the fee associated with the project.

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