Renee Romeo has been at the Institute of Psychology Psychiatry and Neuroscience for the last 16 years. She applies economic techniques to improve the provision of health and social care services and implementation of interventions for people with mental health problems. She first developed an interest in mental health economics whilst on a MSc placement with Professor Martin Knapp at King’s College London. On completion of the placement, she worked with Professor Knapp and under his supervision completed a PhD looking at the pattern of care (cost) and outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities and their carers arising from the adoption of service and non-service based interventions.
In her current role at King’s, Renee contributes to policy-making and health and social care practice through research and strives to promote the use of rigorous evaluation techniques through a programme of teaching, supervision and administrative responsibilities. She often works in collaboration with research, clinical teams, and government departments internationally providing them with scientific evidence underpinning value for money decisions.
When Renee is not involved in academic pursuits, she is passionate about widening access and representation in social science and medicine and participates in activities that supports that. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and has started an online hub for professionals and students in economics and related disciplines.
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