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James Shearer joined King’s Health Economics in February 2013 following posts at the Health Economics Group at the University of Exeter, and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.  James works in a joint post providing health economics consultancy for the Research Design Service, London as well developing a program of work at King’s Health Economics.  His areas of research interest are in the application of economic evaluation techniques in the addictions and neurological disorders, including trial design, outcome valuation, costing methodology, and modelling methodology.

Research Interests

  • Health Economics  
  • Economic Evaluation 
  • Economic Modelling 


James is the Health Economics module lead at the Masters of Public Health taught at the School of Public Health and Environmental Sciences.