Byford is Professor of Health Economics in the King’s Health Economics Research Group and Deputy Head of the Health Service and Population Research Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). She is also the IoPPN Head of Graduate Studies for postgraduate research students. Sarah specialises in the economic evaluation of mental health services, and has a particularly interest in the evaluation of services for children and adolescents. She is currently leading an NIHR Health Service & Delivery Research funded national surveillance study exploring the cost-effectiveness of specialist eating disorder services for young people and is responsible for economic evaluations of a wide range of services, including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, behavioural activation, multi-systemic therapy, perinatal mental health services, dialectical behaviour therapy and contingency management. Sarah is currently an NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research Sub-committee member and she has contributed to the development of NICE guidelines for Domestic Violence and for Looked After Children, and National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health guidelines for Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder.
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