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Leads Health Economics for:

Department of Population Health Sciences

Biomedical Research Centre

Papworth Trials Unit Collaboration 

Prior to joining Kings College London in 2017, Julia was Professor and Director of the Health Economics Research Group at Brunel University London, and Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Over the past 30 years, her policy-driven research in economic evaluation has sought to provide high quality evidence on the efficiency of investing in improvements to health and wellbeing. It includes:

Applied research, alongside clinical trials, quasi-experimental and observational studies, including:
A wide range of public health interventions (e.g. physical activity, breastfeeding, childhood vaccines, malaria control)
Cardio-thoracic surgery (e.g. MESOVATS, Ministern, AMAZE & TOMADO Trials)

Methodological research:
Development of quality of life measures and translation methodology (EuroQol, KenQol)
Development, testing and use of willingness to pay measures
Optimising screening/treatment decisions e.g. in a geographical space using cost-effectiveness modelling, introducing genomic-guided therapies

She has served on the NHIR Trainees Career Fellowship Panel, the HTA Clinical Trials Board, NICE advisory committees, INCLEN Programme Committee and currently sits on the NIHR Public Health Research funding panel.

Her teaching includes supervision of doctoral students, short-course introductions to economic evaluation and more in-depth introductions to health economics and economic evaluation within MSc courses. Her reprinted textbook with Professor Cairns, “Economic Evaluation (Understanding Public Health)”, supports teaching in several countries.