Health economics

Bayesian computations for Value of Information measures using Gaussian processes, INLA and Moment Matching

With [Anna Heath](https://sites.google.com/site/annaheathstats/) and [Ioanna Manolopoulou](http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucakima/)

Full Bayesian methods to handle missing data in health economic evaluations

With [Andrea Gabrio](https://sites.google.com/site/agabriostats/), [Alexina Mason](https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/mason.alexina), [Rachael Hunter](https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=RMHUN48) and Xiaoxiao Ling

Health economic evaluation of HPV vaccination

With Katrin Haeussler, [Ardo van den Hout](https://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/people/ardovandenhout), [Giampiero Favato](http://www.kingston.ac.uk/staff/profile/professor-giampiero-favato-121/), [Francesco S Mennini](http://www.ceistorvergata.it/area.asp?a=542&oc=921&d=1292) and Alessandro Capone

Population adjustment with limited access to patient-level data

[Antonio Remiro-Azocar](http://remiroazocar.com/), [Gianluca Baio](www.statistica.it/gianluca) and [Anna Heath](https://sites.google.com/site/annaheathstats/)

Bayesian survival modelling in health economic evaluation

With Zhaojing Che

In case you don't know it

At this stage, given what I’ve said yesterday, even if you only get your news (abotu me, anyway) from the blog, you should know from other media about this. BUT: we’re now started advertisement and registration for our new three R-HTA events, later this summer at UCL. We’re doing two short courses on the 29th June. The first one is “Introduction to R for Cost-Effectiveness Modelling” (9.30-13.00) — obviously, this is aimed at beginners with some basic to intermediate knowledge of R.

Expert opinion

When I was at ISPOR in Copenhagen, earlier last year, I was asked by The Evidence Base to participate in two interviews — one was just me talking about “Value and advanced software in cost–effectiveness analyses” and the other as a group (with Brett McQueen, Raquel Aguiar-Ibáñez and Dawn Lee) on “Improving efficiency in HTA: the role of open-source models and more advanced software choice”. The Evidence Base have started to make the videos available — my “individual” one is here.

VoI world tour

Next week (Wednesday 26th February, at 12pm) I’ll be in Warwick to give a talk on our work on Value of Information. I’ve given a similar one fairly recently, at the MRC Biostats Unit in Cambridge. But I think this time I’ll add a few more things, coming out from our even more recent ConVOI work — we’ve just had two papers accepted for publication in Medical Decision Making (very little details, but more to come soon, here and here).

Recruitment

Here’s the official blurb we’ve prepared to advertise recruitment to our MSc Programme in Health Economics and Decision Science. And yes: we can also do a gym session, if you like. And yes: you can wear army pants… What more would you want? UCL’s MSc in Health Economics and Decision Science took in its first cohort of students in the 2017-18 academic year and has grown in popularity since then as it fills a gap in training and skills-transfer in higher education.

Two lectureships in Health Economics at UCL

My colleagues at the UCL Institute for Global Health have two positions available as Lecturer in Health Economics. These are part of the expansion we need to seek given the wild success of our MSc Health Economics and Decision Science Programme (which we lead jointly with Economics) — the number of students who want to come to us is getting large (almost 100 in year 3 of running it!) and so we are trying to increase capacity (hopefully, more on this to follow soon!