About King's Health Economics
King's Health Economics, led by Professor Paul McCrone (Director) and Professor Sarah Byford (Deputy Director), consists of a team of health economists with expertise in designing and conducting high quality economic evaluations of healthcare programmes and policies. The results of our work contribute to policy-making and healthcare practice in UK and abroad, and we promote the use of rigorous evaluation techniques through a programme of teaching and training.
We work in collaboration with research and clinical teams in King's College London and King’s Health Partners, other UK Universities and NHS Trusts, and organisations around the world. We work with the UK government, for example, the Ministry of Justice and Department of Health, national agencies such as the National Audit Office and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), as well as voluntary sector and commercial organisations.
Two of our health economists are funded by, and work exclusively on, studies supported by the two King's Health Partners Biomedical Research Centres – the NIHR comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London, and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. A third health economist is supported by and dedicated to the King's Imaging Technology Evaluation Centre, funded by NICE.
We have particular expertise in the following clinical areas:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Child and adolescent mental health
- Chronic fatigue
- Depression and anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Forensic mental health
- Health anxiety
- Learning disabilities
- Neurological disorders
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Palliative care
- Parkinson's disease
- Personality disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Psychosis and schizophrenia
- Public health
- Self-harm and suicide
- Substance misuse
To find out how KHE might help your research project or organisation, submit a completed form, or contact our Business Support Manager, Vanessa Frederick, or any member of our team.